[SECURITY] Fedora 15 Update: asterisk-1.8.3-1.fc15

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Fedora Update Notification
2011-03-01 06:40:58

Name        : asterisk
Product     : Fedora 15
Version     : 1.8.3
Release     : 1.fc15
URL         : http://www.asterisk.org/
Summary     : The Open Source PBX
Description :
Asterisk is a complete PBX in software. It runs on Linux and provides
all of the features you would expect from a PBX and more. Asterisk
does voice over IP in three protocols, and can interoperate with
almost all standards-based telephony equipment using relatively
inexpensive hardware.

Update Information:

The Asterisk Development Team has announced the release of Asterisk 1.8.3. This
release is available for immediate download at
The release of Asterisk 1.8.3 resolves several issues reported by the community
and would have not been possible without your participation. Thank you!
The following is a sample of the issues resolved in this release:
* Resolve duplicated data in the AstDB when using DIALGROUP()
(Closes issue #18091. Reported by bunny. Patched by tilghman)
* Ensure the ipaddr field in realtime is large enough to handle IPv6 addresses.
(Closes issue #18464. Reported, patched by IgorG)
* Reworking parsing of mwi => lines to resolve a segfault. Also add a set of
unit tests for the function that does the parsing.
(Closes issue #18350. Reported by gbour. Patched by Marquis)
* When using cdr_pgsql the billsec field was not populated correctly on
unanswered calls.
(Closes issue #18406. Reported by joscas. Patched by tilghman)
* Resolve memory leak in iCalendar and Exchange calendaring modules.
(Closes issue #18521. Reported, patched by pitel. Tested by cervajs)
* This version of Asterisk includes the new Compiler Flags option
BETTER_BACKTRACES which uses libbfd to search for better symbol information
within both the Asterisk binary, as well as loaded modules, to assist when
using inline backtraces to track down problems.
(Patched by tilghman)
* Resolve issue where no Music On Hold may be triggered when using
(Closes issues #18262. Reported by francesco_r. Patched by cjacobson. Tested
by francesco_r, rfrantik, one47)
* Resolve a memory leak when the Asterisk Manager Interface is disabled.
(Reported internally by kmorgan. Patched by russellb)
* Reimplemented fax session reservation to reverse the ABI breakage introduced
in r297486.
(Reported internally. Patched by mnicholson)
* Fix regression that changed behavior of queues when ringing a queue member.
(Closes issue #18747, #18733. Reported by vrban. Patched by qwell.)
* Resolve deadlock involving REFER.
(Closes issue #18403. Reported, tested by jthurman. Patched by jpeeler.)
Additionally, this release has the changes related to security bulletin
AST-2011-002 which can be found at
For a full list of changes in this release, please see the ChangeLog:

  [ 1 ] Bug #18091 - Installation failure
  [ 2 ] Bug #18464 - install produced the following error message (captured on floppy):
  [ 3 ] Bug #18350 - preferences utility does not work
  [ 4 ] Bug #18406 - Failure to load support for ncr53c8xx
  [ 5 ] Bug #18521 - perlcc doesn't work
  [ 6 ] Bug #18262 - missing db.h, and libdb
  [ 7 ] Bug #18747 - Case-sensitive sorting broken
  [ 8 ] Bug #18733 - crashed during upgrade from 6.2.  was able to recover.  guess i'll wait for 7.1 and try again unless you have a solution
  [ 9 ] Bug #18403 - redhat failed to install on an IBM Optiva

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update asterisk' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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