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Bug 546040 (CVE-2015-3008) - net-misc/asterisk-11.17.1: TLS Certificate Common name NULL byte exploit (CVE-2015-3008)
Summary: net-misc/asterisk-11.17.1: TLS Certificate Common name NULL byte exploit (CVE...
Alias: CVE-2015-3008
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B3 [noglsa]
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-04-09 09:56 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2015-04-28 08:56 UTC (History)
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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2015-04-09 09:56:38 UTC
From ${URL} :

When Asterisk registers to a SIP TLS device and and verifies the server, Asterisk will accept 
signed certificates that match a common name other than the one Asterisk is expecting if the signed 
certificate has a common name containing a null byte after the portion of the common name that 
Asterisk expected. For example, if Asterisk is trying to register to, Asterisk will 
accept certificates of the form\ – for more information on 
this exploit, see

fixed in:, 11.17.1, 12.8.2 13.3.2

@maintainer(s): after the bump, in case we need to stabilize the package, please let us know if it is ready for the stabilization or not.
Comment 1 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2015-04-11 18:06:35 UTC
CVE-2015-3008 (
  Asterisk Open Source 1.8 before, 11.x before 11.17.1, 12.x before
  12.8.2, and 13.x before 13.3.2 and Certified Asterisk 1.8.28 before
  1.8.28-cert5, 11.6 before 11.6-cert11, and 13.1 before 13.1-cert2, when
  registering a SIP TLS device, does not properly handle a null byte in a
  domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) field of an X.509 certificate,
  which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL servers via
  a crafted certificate issued by a legitimate Certification Authority.
Comment 2 Tony Vroon (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2015-04-13 12:33:55 UTC
+*asterisk-13.3.2 (13 Apr 2015)
+*asterisk-12.8.2 (13 Apr 2015)
+*asterisk-11.17.1 (13 Apr 2015)
+  13 Apr 2015; Tony Vroon <> -asterisk-11.16.0.ebuild,
+  +asterisk-11.17.1.ebuild, -asterisk-12.8.1.ebuild, +asterisk-12.8.2.ebuild,
+  -asterisk-13.1.1.ebuild, -asterisk-13.2.0.ebuild, +asterisk-13.3.2.ebuild:
+  Upgrades on branches 11, 12 & 13 to address a null-byte exploit in TLS
+  certificate CN field verification (CVE-2015-3008 / AST-2015-003). Removed all
+  vulnerable non-stable ebuilds. For security bug #546040 by Agostino "ago"
+  Sarubbo.

Arches, please test & mark stable:

Test plan:
emerge asterisk with USE="samples"
start & stop the daemon three times in sequence
Comment 3 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2015-04-14 09:34:49 UTC
amd64 stable
Comment 4 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2015-04-17 09:51:11 UTC
x86 stable.

Maintainer(s), please cleanup.
Security, please vote.
Comment 5 Mikle Kolyada archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2015-04-17 12:22:47 UTC
GLSA vote: no.
Comment 6 Yury German Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev 2015-04-19 13:28:24 UTC
GLSA Vote: No

Maintainer(s), please drop the vulnerable version(s).
Comment 7 Tony Vroon (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2015-04-28 08:31:03 UTC
+  28 Apr 2015; Tony Vroon <> -asterisk-11.15.0-r1.ebuild:
+  Remove vulnerable ebuild, for security bug #546040.

Maintainer work done, CC removed.