VDB-82220 · CVE-2015-8702 · OpenVAS 18627

InspIRCd up to 2.0.18 DNS PTR Response dns.cpp DNS::GetResult hostname Split input validation

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A vulnerability was found in InspIRCd up to 2.0.18 and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is the function DNS::GetResult of the file dns.cpp of the component DNS PTR Response Handler. The manipulation of the argument hostname with the input value \032 leads to a input validation vulnerability (Split). Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. Impacted is availability.

The weakness was published 04/12/2016 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at debian.org. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2015-8702 since 12/28/2015. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 87897 (Debian DLA-384-1 : inspircd security and regression update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context l.

Upgrading to version 2.0.19 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (87897).





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Name: Split
Class: Input validation / Split
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 87897
Nessus Name: Debian DLA-384-1 : inspircd security and regression update
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OpenVAS ID: 18627
OpenVAS Name: Gentoo Linux Local Check: https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201512-13
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: InspIRCd 2.0.19
Patch: github.com


12/28/2015 🔍
01/12/2016 +15 days 🔍
01/13/2016 +1 days 🔍
04/12/2016 +89 days 🔍
04/12/2016 +0 days 🔍
04/13/2016 +1 days 🔍
07/13/2022 +2282 days 🔍


Advisory: 6058483d9fbc1b904d5ae7cfea47bfcde5c5b559
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2015-8702 (🔍)


Created: 04/13/2016 10:01 AM
Updated: 07/13/2022 07:58 PM
Changes: 04/13/2016 10:01 AM (50), 10/05/2018 07:39 AM (25), 07/13/2022 07:58 PM (5)
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