Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3226-1 inspircd -- security update

Date Reported:
15 Apr 2015
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 780880.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2012-6696, CVE-2012-6697, CVE-2015-6674.
More information:

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.

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.

We recommend that you upgrade your inspircd packages.