Server isn't crashing, but many clients do at the same time with the same dump file console output

This happens rarely, and by rarely I mean never. the last time this happened was about a month ago.

it just happened today on a completely different map than the one that happened last time, and I managed to ask 3 players for their dump files and saw the same information. it was a normal unidentified Crash and the latest capture console output before the client crashed were both similar:

CLIENT 1:

168840(13192.026256): pabloQ suicided!
168839(13191.957644): Can’t use cheat cvar V8Y6bcv38 in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
168838(13191.957617): Can’t use cheat cvar V8Y6bcv38 in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
168837(13191.897506): Can’t use cheat cvar V8Y6bcv38 in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
168836(13191.897483): Can’t use cheat cvar V8Y6bcv38 in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
168835(13191.808603): Can’t use cheat cvar V8Y6bcv38 in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
168834(13191.808578): Can’t use cheat cvar V8Y6bcv38 in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
168833(13191.775418): Can’t use cheat cvar V8Y6bcv38 in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
168832(13191.775379): Can’t use cheat cvar V8Y6bcv38 in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
168831(13191.709133): Can’t use cheat cvar V8Y6bcv38 in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
168830(13191.709107): Can’t use cheat cvar V8Y6bcv38 in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
168829(13191.637322): Can’t use cheat cvar V8Y6bcv38 in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
168828(13191.637297): Can’t use cheat cvar V8Y6bcv38 in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
168827(13191.568166): Can’t use cheat cvar V8Y6bcv38 in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
168826(13191.568137): Can’t use cheat cvar V8Y6bcv38 in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
168825(13191.447536): Can’t use cheat cvar V8Y6bcv38 in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
168824(13191.447507): Can’t use cheat cvar V8Y6bcv38 in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.

CLIENT 2:

87195(6729.593100): Can’t use cheat cvar AZ7ec15M in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
87194(6729.593062): Can’t use cheat cvar AZ7ec15M in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
87193(6729.501926): Can’t use cheat cvar AZ7ec15M in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
87192(6729.501917): Can’t use cheat cvar AZ7ec15M in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
87191(6729.442864): Can’t use cheat cvar AZ7ec15M in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
87190(6729.442848): Can’t use cheat cvar AZ7ec15M in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
87189(6729.306772): Can’t use cheat cvar AZ7ec15M in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
87188(6729.306763): Can’t use cheat cvar AZ7ec15M in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
87187(6729.246742): Can’t use cheat cvar AZ7ec15M in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
87186(6729.246733): Can’t use cheat cvar AZ7ec15M in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
87185(6729.187690): Can’t use cheat cvar AZ7ec15M in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
87184(6729.187680): Can’t use cheat cvar AZ7ec15M in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
87183(6729.127946): Can’t use cheat cvar AZ7ec15M in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
87182(6729.127933): Can’t use cheat cvar AZ7ec15M in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
87181(6729.077938): Can’t use cheat cvar AZ7ec15M in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
87180(6729.077926): Can’t use cheat cvar AZ7ec15M in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
87179(6728.980929): Can’t use cheat cvar AZ7ec15M in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
87178(6728.980916): Can’t use cheat cvar AZ7ec15M in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
87177(6728.928677): Can’t use cheat cvar AZ7ec15M in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
87176(6728.928672): Can’t use cheat cvar AZ7ec15M in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.

CLIENT 3:

801(151.172850): Can’t use cheat cvar M625ZDys in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
800(151.172817): Can’t use cheat cvar M625ZDys in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
799(151.125241): Can’t use cheat cvar M625ZDys in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
798(151.125209): Can’t use cheat cvar M625ZDys in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
797(150.968419): Can’t use cheat cvar M625ZDys in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
796(150.968388): Can’t use cheat cvar M625ZDys in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
795(150.956366): Can’t use cheat cvar M625ZDys in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
794(150.956336): Can’t use cheat cvar M625ZDys in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
793(150.849089): Can’t use cheat cvar M625ZDys in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
792(150.849059): Can’t use cheat cvar M625ZDys in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
791(149.821121): Can’t use cheat cvar M625ZDys in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
790(149.821104): Can’t use cheat cvar M625ZDys in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
789(149.821088): Can’t use cheat cvar M625ZDys in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
788(149.821060): Can’t use cheat cvar M625ZDys in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
787(149.780130):
786(149.661693): Can’t use cheat cvar M625ZDys in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
785(149.661677): Can’t use cheat cvar M625ZDys in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
784(149.661661): Can’t use cheat cvar M625ZDys in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
783(149.661645): Can’t use cheat cvar M625ZDys in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
782(149.661628): Can’t use cheat cvar M625ZDys in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
781(149.661600): Can’t use cheat cvar M625ZDys in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
780(149.570463): Can’t use cheat cvar M625ZDys in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.
779(149.570433): Can’t use cheat cvar M625ZDys in multiplayer, unless the server has sv_cheats set to 1.

i’ve never seen this before, and those cvars do not exist. what is this? does anybody know? it feels like somebody is using some kind of exploit to crash other clients, but I really don’t know.

as I said, this rarely happens. this is the second or third time it has happened. it only disconnects a certain amount of clients from the server, and leaves a few still connected. the client crashes without any dialog or error box appearing.

if you want to view the 3 crash dumps, here they are:
http://compactgamers.com/storage/files/garrysmod/10-8-14_gmoddrdmpcrash/

sv_cheats is an actual var used for (as you guessed) enabling cheats. I recommend going through removing a few addons at a time to see which one is causing it till you find the culprit. Are you haven’t been downloading any leaked addons lately? :stuck_out_tongue:

this was related to leyac and some maps setting specific cvars that leyac doesnt like