CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2018-16657

NULL Pointer Dereference

Published: Sep 07, 2018 | Modified: Aug 24, 2020
CVSS 3.x
9.8
CRITICAL
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVSS 2.x
7.5 HIGH
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

In Kamailio before 5.0.7 and 5.1.x before 5.1.4, a crafted SIP message with an invalid Via header causes a segmentation fault and crashes Kamailio. The reason is missing input validation in the crcitt_string_array core function for calculating a CRC hash for To tags. (An additional error is present in the check_via_address core function: this function also misses input validation.) This could result in denial of service and potentially the execution of arbitrary code.

Weakness

A NULL pointer dereference occurs when the application dereferences a pointer that it expects to be valid, but is NULL, typically causing a crash or exit.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Debian_linux Debian 8.0 8.0
Debian_linux Debian 9.0 9.0
Kamailio Ubuntu bionic *
Kamailio Ubuntu cosmic *
Kamailio Ubuntu trusty *
Kamailio Ubuntu upstream *
Kamailio Ubuntu xenial *

Potential Mitigations

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