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InspIRCd 1.2.7 stable is out, fixes DoS bugs

The InspIRCd team released version 1.2.7 of their stable branch yesterday which fixes 2 critical bugs that can result in DoS conditions, so an upgrade is advised.

The first crash that has been fixed is triggerable when a remote server has the same name as a local one which possibly crashes the linking IRCd. This bug was squashed by developer danieldg in this commit.

The second bug can lead to a Denial of Service condition due to memory exhaustion which is possible since ban exception masks weren’t limited in length and numbers according to MAXBANS.

This has been rectified by this commit and they are now restricted to 250 characters in length and adhere to the MAXBANS directive.

The download for InspIRCd 1.2.7 can be found here, the whole commit-log can be viewed here.

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  • Nathan Phillip Brink says:

    It appears that well-informed opers would be enough to avoid both of these crashes, right?

    April 20, 2010 at 8:10 pm

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