Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Asterisk 16.4.1 is Ready for You, Specially PJSIP and chan_sip Users.

The Asterisk 16.4.1 release has been made to address the security vulnerabilities that have been identified. Specially AST-2019-002, AST-2019-003 follow the links to learn about the r each vulnerability that includes additional information. Users of versions of Asterisk that are affected are strongly encouraged to review the advisories and determine what action they should take to protect their systems from these issues.
Security Advisories:
The data in this summary reflects changes that have been made since the previous release, asterisk-16.4.0.

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2019-07-11 19:25 +0000  Asterisk Development Team <asteriskteam@digium.com>

 * asterisk 16.4.1 Released.

2019-06-12 13:03 +0000 [c2319178b2]  George Joseph <gjoseph@digium.com>

 * res_pjsip_messaging:  Check for body in in-dialog message

   We now check that a body exists and it has a length > 0 before
   attempting to process it.

   Reported-by: Gil Richard

   Change-Id: Ic469544b22ab848734636588d4c93426cc6f4b1f

2019-06-28 11:15 +0000 [3c185d0620] 
Francesco Castellano <francesco.castellano@messagenet.it>

 * chan_sip: Handle invalid SDP answer to T.38 re-invite

   The chan_sip module performs a T.38 re-invite using a single media
   stream of udptl, and expects the SDP answer to be the same.

   If an SDP answer is received instead that contains an additional
   media stream with no joint codec a crash will occur as the code
   assumes that at least one joint codec will exist in this

   This change removes this assumption.


   Change-Id: I8b02845b53344c6babe867a3f0a5231045c7ac87

Friday, July 12, 2019

ClueCon Telephony User and Developer Conference 2019 August 5th-8th, 2019 in Downtown Chicago


Image from ClueCon

We have been ClueCon fans since 2008, even though it is much older than that.

"ClueCon is the annual 3-Day Telephony User and Developer Conference that brings together people from all walks of Telephony from analog to digital, like TDM <-> VoIP and beyond. The presentations and discussions are set to cover several open source telephony applications such as Asterisk/Callweaver, OpenSER, Bayonne, YATE and FreeSWITCH." VoIPIPTelephony August 2008

This year's ClueCon makes it the 15th year and as many knows the ClueCon conference is the birthplace of FreeSWITCH and has always been in the windy city Chicago. Summer is an excellent time to visit the area as well. 

ClueCon promotes Software-Defined Telecom forward for 15 amazing years.  Come join the crowd and become part of the telecom future!

"We started our conference as three developers with one goal in mind: to share ideas between friends and peers. Our conference has grown and evolved over time but our original goal has stayed the same. At ClueCon, we love to learn and we love to have fun; our conference truly is for developers by developers." ClueCon

Among many reasons to visit Chicago and attend ClueCon but one great reason is that for a limited time our registration price  $699! This special pricing saves you $500 from the regular price, so register now and save, use code 500SALE

Visit the Main Page to learn more about the show and check out our Great Speakers a good collection of the telecomm industry's best are lined up for this year. I will be looking forward specially to hear about OpenSIPS 3.0, which will be an staple of the conference


Wednesday, July 10, 2019


FCC Proposes $100 Million Connected Care Pilot Telehealth Program
The Commission is seeking comment on a proposed $100 million Connected Care Pilot Program that would support bringing telehealth services directly to low-income patients and veterans

Media Contact:
Mark Wigfield, (202) 418-0509

For Immediate Release

Three-Year Pilot Would Bring Telehealth Services to Low-Income Patients, Veterans and Areas Lacking Adequate Health Care
WASHINGTON, July 10, 2019—The Federal Communications Commission is proposing to establish a three-year, $100 million Connected Care Pilot program that would support bringing telehealth services directly to low-income patients and veterans.

The proposed Connected Care Pilot would provide an 85% discount on connectivity for broadband-enabled telehealth services that connect patients directly to their doctors and are used to treat a wide range of health conditions.  These services can facilitate the effective treatment of chronic conditions outside of the doctor’s office, at significant savings for patients and health care providers.

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) adopted by the Commission today seeks comment on testing a new program, using the FCC’s existing Rural Health Care Program authority, that would defray the costs of purchasing broadband Internet access service necessary for providing connected care services directly to low-income patients and veterans.

The NPRM seeks comment on the appropriate budget, duration, and structure of the Pilot, along with other issues, including the following:

· Funding the Pilot program separately so it would have no impact on the budgets of the four existing Universal Service Programs—Lifeline, Rural Health Care, E-Rate, and High-Cost (rural broadband support)
· Who should be eligible to participate in the Pilot, including the types of eligible health care providers and broadband service providers
· Limiting the Pilot program to health care providers serving areas with a shortage of health care professionals or with lower-income residents
· Targeting support toward Tribal lands, rural areas, and veteran populations, for which there are well-documented health care disparities
· Targeting support toward health conditions that have risen to crisis levels or affect significant numbers of Americans, such as opioid dependency, diabetes, heart disease, mental health conditions, and high-risk pregnancy

Data gathered through the Pilot program would be used to analyze the possible benefits that support of broadband service for connected care may bring.

Action by the Commission July 10, 2019 by Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FCC 19-64).  Chairman Pai, Commissioners O’Rielly, Carr, Rosenworcel, and Starks approving and issuing separate statements.

WC Docket No. 18-213


Media Relations: (202) 418-0500 / ASL: (844) 432-2275 / TTY: (888) 835-5322 / Twitter: @FCC / www.fcc.gov

This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action.  Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.  See MCI v. FCC, 515 F.2d 385 (D.C. Cir. 1974).

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Apple Reveals App Store Take Down Requests By Governments, 634 Apps on the Latest Transparency Report

Apple released its latest transparency report on Tuesday. While the report is full of device requests and deletion/ retention requests, this report differs bit due to the App Store insertion.
Most device requests seem to be tied to theft investigations and Tax related issus. On the App Store side. it reveals that Apple received 80 requests from 11 countries to remove 634 apps from its localized app stores during July 1 and December 31, 2018.
While Apple did not release what the apps were themselves, we can see who requested and why. China leads the way with seeking to remove 517 apps claiming they violated its gambling and pornography laws. Gambling Laws were also the reason, Vietnam and Austria requested to take down several apps which violated their gambling laws.
The Netherlands, Norway, and Switzerland,Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Lebanon were also among the countries that requested the removal of apps. Kuwait asked to pull some apps that fell foul of its privacy laws.

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