ircu/snircd remote crash vulnerability Mar 24 2008 01:29AM
Chris Porter (cdp34 cam ac uk)
Affected software

ircu (upto and including
snircd (upto and including 1.3.4)
and many other ircu derivatives

Vulnerability details

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.


Upgrade to the very latest version of ircu/snircd.

Disclosure timeline

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.

Chris Porter (slug on QuakeNet)

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