Digium Asterisk 1.4.44/ apps/app_milliwatt.c milliwatt_generate memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Digium Asterisk 1.4.44/ (Communications System). Affected by this issue is the function milliwatt_generate of the file apps/app_milliwatt.c. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. Impacted is availability.

The weakness was shared 03/15/2012 by Russell Bryant (Website). The advisory is shared for download at downloads.asterisk.org. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2012-1183 since 02/14/2012. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 58550 (Fedora 16 : asterisk- (2012-4318)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 1.4.44,,, 10.2.1 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (74082) and Tenable (58550). The entry 4845 is related to this item.







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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.5

VulDB Base Score: 7.5
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 58550
Nessus Name: Fedora 16 : asterisk- (2012-4318)
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OpenVAS ID: 71262
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2460-1 (asterisk)
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Upgrade: Asterisk 1.4.44,,, 10.2.1


02/14/2012 🔍
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Vendor: digium.com

Advisory: downloads.asterisk.org
Researcher: Russell Bryant
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2012-1183 (🔍)

X-Force: 74082 - Asterisk milliwatt_generate() denial of service, Medium Risk
SecurityTracker: 1026812 - Asterisk Milliwatt Application Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Vulnerability Center: 34814 - Asterisk \x27Milliwatt()\x27 Stack Based Buffer Overflow Allows Remote DoS, Medium
SecurityFocus: 52523 - Asterisk 'Milliwatt()' Denial Of Service Vulnerability
Secunia: 48417 - Asterisk Denial of Service and Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 80125

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Created: 03/19/2012 09:47 AM
Updated: 03/22/2021 08:00 AM
Changes: 03/19/2012 09:47 AM (81), 12/24/2017 09:42 AM (11), 03/22/2021 08:00 AM (3)
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