Debian DSA-3226-1 : inspircd - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 82839
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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Adam discovered several problems in inspircd, an IRC daemon :

- An incomplete patch for CVE-2012-1836 failed to adequately resolve the problem where maliciously crafted DNS requests could lead to remote code execution through a heap-based buffer overflow.
- The incorrect processing of specific DNS packets could trigger an infinite loop, thus resulting in a denial of service.


Upgrade the inspircd packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.0.5-1+deb7u1.

For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie) and unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.0.16-1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82839

File Name: debian_DSA-3226.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/17/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:inspircd, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/15/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6696, CVE-2012-6697, CVE-2015-6674

BID: 52561

DSA: 3226