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Scorched 3D Chat Box Format String Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2004-04-10    Views:  9,572

Secunia Advisory SA11319

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

No CVE references.

Description


FieldySnuts has discovered a vulnerability in Scorched 3D, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable server.

The vulnerability is caused due to a format string error within a routine for displaying text entered in a chat box. This can be exploited by malicious users to crash the server and potentially execute arbitrary code by including format specifiers in the text.

The vulnerability reportedly affects build 36.2 and prior.


Solution:
The vulnerability has reportedly been fixed in build 37 and later.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
FieldySnuts

Original Advisory:
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39302

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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