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PROTOCOL-VOIP Digium Asterisk multiple malformed Accept headers denial of service attempt
This event is generated when an attempt to exploit CVE-2018-7284 is detected.
Attempted Denial of Service
When processing a SUBSCRIBE request the res_pjsip_pubsub module stores the accepted formats present in the Accept headers of the request. This code did not limit the number of headers it processed despite having a fixed limit of 32. If more than 32 Accept headers were present the code would write outside of its memory and cause a crash.
Ease of Attack:
Simple, a public proof of concept exploit exists.
What To Look For
No public information
No known false positives
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CVE Additional Information
CVE-2018-7284A Buffer Overflow issue was discovered in Asterisk through 13.19.1, 14.x through 14.7.5, and 15.x through 15.2.1, and Certified Asterisk through 13.18-cert2. When processing a SUBSCRIBE request, the res_pjsip_pubsub module stores the accepted formats present in the Accept headers of the request. This code did not limit the number of headers it processed, despite having a fixed limit of 32. If more than 32 Accept headers were present, the code would write outside of its memory and cause a crash.
||Ease of Access||LOW