Multiple ircd Socket Dequeuing Denial of Service Vulnerability

A denial of service vulnerability exists in multiple ircd implementations. This exists because of an issue with the deallocation of buffers used by rate limiting mecahnisms in the ircd. This could result in exhaustion of memory resources on the system running the ircd.

This issue was reported to exist in ircd-hybrid version 7.0.1 and earlier, ircd-ratbox 1.5.1 and earlier, and ircd-ratbox 2.0rc6 and earlier.


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