Asterisk 1.2.28,, and 1.6.0-beta8 Released

The Asterisk development team has released versions 1.2.28,, and 1.6.0-beta8.

All of these releases contain a security patch for the vulnerability described in the AST-2008-006 security advisory. 1.6.0-beta8 is also a regular update to the 1.6.0 series with a number of bug fixes over the previous beta release.

Early last year, we made some modifications to the IAX2 channel driver to combat potential usage of IAX2 in traffic amplification attacks. Unfortunately, our fix was not complete and we were not notified of this until the original reporter of the issue decided to release information on how to exploit it to the

This issue affects all users of IAX2 that have allowed non-authenticated calls. For more information on the vulnerability, see the published security advisory.

All releases are available for download from the following location:

Thank you for your continued support of Asterisk!

Asterisk 1.6, Now with Multiple Parking Lots

While Asterisk 1.6.0 is currently being stabilized for release, we are also actively developing new features for Asterisk 1.6.1. One feature that has been merged into Asterisk trunk, which will be released in Asterisk 1.6.1, is support for multiple parking lots.

This functionality has been available for quite some time from 3rd party modules. So, it’s about time that we got it implemented natively in Asterisk. The code that has been committed was originally written by oej. Another developer, mvanbaak, recently got the code back up to date. Finally, Jeff Peeler of Digium got the code stabilized and converted to some more recent Asterisk APIs.

See the commit of the code here.

Asterisk 1.4.19 and Asterisk-addons 1.6.0-beta3 Released

The Asterisk development team has released version 1.4.19 of Asterisk and 1.6.0-beta3 of Asterisk-addons.

The new Asterisk-addons release contains a few bug fixes over the previous version.

Asterisk 1.4.19 contains a large number of fixes over the previous release,1.4.18. For a full list of changes, see the ChangeLog that is included in the release.

One change that requires specific attention is a change to iLBC support. Due to problems with the licensing of the iLBC source code, the implementation of the codec has been removed from the Asterisk source tree. To get the codec_ilbc module to compile, you will have to retrieve the iLBC source code. A script has been provided which does this for you. Simply run the contrib/scripts/ script from the root directory of the Asterisk source tree.

All users of the iLBC source code should review the license agreement and take whatever actions may be necessary to comply with its terms before continuing to use codec_ilbc with Asterisk.

Thank you for your support!