GLSA-201204-02 : InspIRCd: Arbitrary code execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 59618


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


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 dns.cpp.
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All InspIRCd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-irc/inspircd-2.0.5-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59618

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201204-02.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/06/21

Modified: 2016/05/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/04/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1836

BID: 52561

OSVDB: 80263

GLSA: 201204-02