Debian: DSA-3527-1: inspircd security update

    Date24 Mar 2016
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    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,
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3527-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                       Sebastien Delafond
    March 24, 2016                        https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : inspircd
    CVE ID         : CVE-2015-8702
    
    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.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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