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Submission + - EFnet - IRC paralyzed by vulnerability (

An anonymous reader writes: EFnet member Fionn “Fudge” Kelleher reported several vulnerabilities in the IRC daemons charybdis, ircd-ratbox, and other derivative IRCds. The vulnerability was then subsequently used to bring down large portions of the EFnet IRC network.
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EFnet - IRC paralyzed by vulnerability

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