GLSA-200805-08 : InspIRCd: Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200805-08
(InspIRCd: Denial of Service)

The 'namesx' and 'uhnames' modules do not properly validate network
input, leading to a buffer overflow.

Impact :

A remote attacker can send specially crafted IRC commands to the
server, causing a Denial of Service.

Workaround :

Unload the 'uhnames' module in the InspIRCd configuration.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200805-08.xml

Solution :

All InspIRCd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-irc/inspircd-1.1.19'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32210 (gentoo_GLSA-200805-08.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1925