Half-Life 1.1 - Invalid Command Error Response Format String

2003-09-29T00:00:00
ID EXPLOITPACK:F5B706C89F008A13528EDF522F966A48
Type exploitpack
Reporter Luigi Auriemma
Modified 2003-09-29T00:00:00

Description

Half-Life 1.1 - Invalid Command Error Response Format String

                                        
                                            source: https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/8730/info

It has been reported that Half-Life clients may be prone to a format string vulnerability. The problem occurs when an invalid command is issued to the server, and an error response is returned and displayed by the client. If a format specifier were included within the invalid command, when displaying the error the format specifier would be interperted literally. This could potentially be exploited by a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the Half-Life client. 

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