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ircu/snircd remote crash vulnerability



Affected software
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ircu (upto and including 2.10.12.12)
snircd (upto and including 1.3.4)
and many other ircu derivatives

Vulnerability details
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send_user_mode in s_user.c does not check that the argument after a +r mode is present, if it is not than the NULL sentinel may be missed, causing the function to iterate over the boundary of the array.

One possible exploit:
/mode nickname i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i r r r r s

This won't work if there's another NULL directly after the first from the previous parsed command, if this is the case one can just append more modes or send some other junk to the ircd.

Resolution
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Upgrade to the very latest version of ircu/snircd.

Disclosure timeline
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2008-03-15: Vulnerability discovered by QuakeNet and reported to Undernet.
2008-03-15: Patches released.
2008-03-17: Patches applied to public servers.
2008-03-24: Public disclosure.

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Chris Porter (slug on QuakeNet)
http://www.warp13.co.uk