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Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 12:12:08 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re:  CVE Request: inspircd

On Tue, 22 Apr 2008, Micah Anderson wrote:

> Versions prior to 1.1.17 of InspIRCd are vulnerable to a remotely
> triggerable buffer overflow which can lead to a Denial of Service
> (daemon crash) when the namesx and uhnames modules are loaded.

The reference you pointed to is for a fix in 1.1.18, which suggests that
1.1.17 is vulnerable.

Thanks for the clarification of the issue - the vendor's post only alluded
to "security" with no additional details, which left a lot of vuln DBs

- Steve

Name: CVE-2008-1925
Status: Candidate
Reference: MISC:
Reference: CONFIRM:
Reference: MLIST:[oss-security] 20080422 CVE Request: inspircd
Reference: URL:
Reference: FRSIRT:ADV-2008-1041
Reference: URL:
Reference: SECUNIA:29610
Reference: URL:

Buffer overflow in InspIRCd before 1.1.18, when using the namesx and
uhnames modules, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service
(daemon crash) via a large number of channel users with crafted
nicknames, idents, and long hostnames.

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