Luigi Auriemma has reported a vulnerability in Chris Moneymaker's World Poker Championship, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.
The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error when using "sprintf()" to create a message string containing the nickname of a new user joining the game. This can potentially be exploited to cause a buffer overflow via an overly long nickname.
Solution: Host multiplayer games on trusted networks only.
Provided and/or discovered by: Luigi Auriemma
Original Advisory: http://aluigi.altervista.org/adv/chmpokbof-adv.txt
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Subject: Chris Moneymaker's World Poker Championship Buffer Overflow
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