Celebrating Packt Publishing's 1000 IT titles with an open invitation


Birmingham-based IT publisher Packt Publishing is about to publish its 1000th title. Packt books are well known among IT experts because of their uniqueness and practical orientation, but you’d be forgiven for not yet being in the know – Packt books cover highly specific tools and technologies which you might not expect to see a high quality book on. Packt is certain that in its 1000 titles there is at least one book that everyone in IT will find useful right away, and are inviting anyone to choose and download any one of its eBooks for…

General 3.1 years ago 0 Answers

Total Amount Of Asterisk Installations


Counting any Open Source package is difficult for many reasons. There is probably not a reliable answer to this question since there are at least 4 major “flavors” of Asterisk out there (1.4, 1.6, 1.8, 1.10) and open and commercial source. It is reliably > 10,000 and quite possibly over 100,000 or even over 1 million. The Asterisk folks might be willing to tell you how many downloads have been done from http://www.asterisk.org , but that wouldn’t tell you the real number. Maybe a good start point for an estimate would start at 200,000+ if you are including all of the versions and types. But then we might still think…

General 3.3 years ago 0 Answers

Heap Buffer Overflow in Skinny Channel Driver


In the Skinny channel driver, KEYPAD_BUTTON_MESSAGE events are queued for processing in a buffer allocated on the heap, where each DTMF value that is received is placed on the end of the buffer. Since the length of the buffer is never checked, an attacker could send sufficient KEYPAD_BUTTON_MESSAGE events such that the buffer is overrun. Now, the length of the buffer is now checked before appending a value to the end of the buffer. Affected Versions:

  • Product Release Series
  • Asterisk Open Source 1.6.2.x All Versions
  • Asterisk Open Source 1.8.x All Versions
  • Asterisk Open Source 10.x All Versions
Corrected In Product Release:

Any one using VICIDIAL?


Hi all, I'm looking at options for installing/writing PBX software and I came across www.vicidial.org which seems to do almost all I need - and is open source and all. I'd very much like to hear from anyone having experience with VICIDIAL, e.g. using it with different versions of Asterisk (the documentation only mentions * up to 1.6) Best regards Binni ITAnet
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9230 Svenstrup Telefon: 3020 0868 Email: binni@itanet.nu
WWW: http://www.itanet.nu

Asterisk Users 3.9 years ago 0 Answers