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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity Medium
Score 6.8/10


Multiple stack-based and heap-based buffer overflows in the (1) decode_open_type and (2) udptl_rx_packet functions in main/udptl.c in Asterisk Open Source 1.4.x before, 1.6.1.x before, 1.6.2.x before, and 1.8 before; Business Edition C.x.x before C.3.6.3; AsteriskNOW 1.5; and s800i (Asterisk Appliance), when T.38 support is enabled, allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted UDPTL packet.

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CWE-119 - Buffer Overflow

Buffer overflow attacks involve data transit and operations exceeding the restricted memory buffer, thereby corrupting or overwriting data in adjacent memory locations. Such overflow allows the attacker to run arbitrary code or manipulate the existing code to cause privilege escalation, data breach, denial of service, system crash and even complete system compromise. Given that languages such as C and C++ lack default safeguards against overwriting or accessing data in their memory, applications utilizing these languages are most susceptible to buffer overflows attacks.


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