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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201204-02
(InspIRCd: Arbitrary code execution)
A vulnerability in InspIRCd allows DNS compression features to control
the number of overflowed bytes sent to the heap-based buffer 'res' in
A remote attacker could send specially crafted DNS responses, possibly
resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the
process or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All InspIRCd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-irc/inspircd-2.0.5-r1'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 59618 ()
Bugtraq ID: 52561
CVE ID: CVE-2012-1836
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