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Bug 570244 (CVE-2015-8702) - net-irc/inspircd: DoS caused by PTR lookup of connecting users (CVE-2015-8702)
Summary: net-irc/inspircd: DoS caused by PTR lookup of connecting users (CVE-2015-8702)
Alias: CVE-2015-8702
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B3 [glsa cve]
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-12-30 13:43 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2015-12-30 21:28 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2015-12-30 13:43:47 UTC
From ${URL} :

Inspircd <2.0.19 has a DoS caused by PTR lookup of connecting users.

From their changelog: "...including a fix for a bug which allowed
malformed DNS records to cause netsplits on a network. Triggering this
issue is non-trivial and it may not occur in all circumstances, but all
users are advised to upgrade."

Relevant commit:

@security: please file the request for the GLSA.
Comment 1 Yury German Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev 2015-12-30 21:13:16 UTC
Added to an existing GLSA Request.
Comment 2 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2015-12-30 21:28:50 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201512-13 at
by GLSA coordinator Yury German (BlueKnight).