GLSA-200805-08 : InspIRCd: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 32210


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 32210

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200805-08.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/05/11

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:inspircd, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2008/05/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1925

OSVDB: 43926

GLSA: 200805-08

CWE: 119