snircd <= 1.3.4 send_user_mode Denial of Service Vulnerability

ID EDB-ID:5306
Type exploitdb
Reporter Chris Porter
Modified 2008-03-24T00:00:00


snircd <= 1.3.4 (send_user_mode) Denial of Service Vulnerability. Dos exploits for multiple platform

                                            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)

# [2008-03-24]