Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2011-03-23T00:00:00


Product Asterisk
Summary Resource exhaustion in Asterisk Manager Interface
Nature of Advisory Denial of Service
Susceptibility Remote Unauthenticated Sessions if manager interface is accessible
Severity Moderate
Exploits Known No
Reported On March 1, 2011
Reported By Blake Cornell <> Posted On March 16, 2011
Last Updated On March 14, 2011
Advisory Contact Terry Wilson <>

           Rapidly opening manager connections, sending invalid data, and

Description closing the connection can cause Asterisk to exhaust available CPU and memory resources. The manager interface is disabled by default.

Resolution Failed writes to manager clients are flagged and the connection closed.

Affected Versions
Product Release Series
Asterisk Open Source 1.6.1.x All versions
Asterisk Open Source 1.6.2.x All versions
Asterisk Open Source 1.8.x All versions

Corrected In
Product Release
Asterisk Open Source,,

URL Branch 1.6.1 1.6.2 1.8


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Revision History
Date Editor Revisions Made
2011-03-14 Terry Wilson Initial release