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S21SEC-037-en: OPAL SIP Protocol Remote Denial of Service

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- S21Sec Advisory -
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Title: OPAL SIP Protocol Remote Denial of Service
ID: S21SEC-037-en
Severity: Medium - Remote DoS
History:
11.Jun.2007 Vulnerability discovered
09.Jul.2007 Vendor contacted
15.Aug.2007 Patched
17.Sep.2007 New version released

Scope: Remote Denial of Service
Platforms: Any
Author: Jose Miguel Esparza (jesparza@s21sec.com)
URL: http://www.s21sec.com/avisos/s21sec-037-en.txt
Release: Public


[ SUMMARY ]

OPAL (Open Phone Abstraction Layer) is an implementation of various telephony and video communication protocols for use over packet based networks. It's based on code from the OpenH323 project and adds new features such as a stream based architecture, better support for re-use or removal of sub-components, and explicit support for additional protocols.


[ AFFECTED VERSIONS ]

Following versions are affected with this issue:

- OPAL 2.2.8 and prior.

Some applications which use this library are affected too:

- Ekiga 2.0.9 and prior.


[ DESCRIPTION ]

File: sippdu.cxx
Function: SIP_PDU::Read(OpalTransport & transport)
Instruction: entityBody[contentLength] = '\0';

An insufficient input validation of the Content-Length field of a SIP request cause the application to crash due to a memory mismanagement.


[ WORKAROUND ]

A patch in the url http://openh323.cvs.sourceforge.net/openh323/opal/src/sip/sippdu.cxx?r1=2.83.2.19&r2=2.83.2.20 is available, but upgrading to new version 2.2.10 is recommended.


[ ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ]

This vulnerability have been found and researched by:

- Jose Miguel Esparza (S21sec labs)


[ ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ]

This vulnerability has been discovered during the development of the network fuzzer Malybuzz, available in the url
http://malybuzz.sourceforge.net/


[ REFERENCES ]

* OpenH323 Project
http://openh323.sourceforge.net/

* Ekiga
http://ekiga.org

* S21Sec
http://www.s21sec.com
http://blog.s21sec.com

* Malybuzz
http://malybuzz.eternal-todo.com


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