GLSA 200805-08 InspIRCd: Denial of Service
Posted on: 05/09/2008 06:05 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - InspIRCd: Denial of Service. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200805-08
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: InspIRCd: Denial of Service
Date: May 09, 2008
Bugs: #215704
ID: 200805-08

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Synopsis
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A buffer overflow in InspIRCd allows remote attackers to cause a Denial
of Service.

Background
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InspIRCd (Inspire IRCd) is a modular C++ IRC daemon.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-irc/inspircd lt; 1.1.19 gt;= 1.1.19

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

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

Workaround
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Unload the "uhnames" module in the InspIRCd configuration.

Resolution
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All InspIRCd users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-irc/inspircd-1.1.19"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-1925
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1925

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

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

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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