Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3527-1 inspircd -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 24 Mar 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-8702.
- More information:
It was discovered that inspircd, an IRC daemon, incorrectly handled PTR lookups of connecting users. This flaw allowed a remote attacker to crash the application by setting up malformed DNS records, thus causing a denial-of-service,
For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.0.5-1+deb7u2.
For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2.0.17-1+deb8u1.
For the testing (stretch) and unstable (sid) distributions, this problem has been fixed in version 2.0.20-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your inspircd packages.