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Category:   Application (Game)  >   Age of Sail II Vendors:   Akella
Age of Sail II Buffer Overflow in Nickname May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1011813
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1011813
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 20 2004
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.04.151 and prior versions
Description:   Luigi Auriemma reported a vulnerability in the 'Age of Sail II' game software. A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

It is reported that a remote user can join a game server and supply a specially crafted nickname that is 144 bytes or more to trigger a buffer overflow.

A demonstration exploit is available at:

http://aluigi.altervista.org/poc/aos2bof.zip

The vendor has been notified.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target game server.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.akella.com/aos2/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Subject:  Buffer-overflow in Age of Sail II 1.04.151



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                             Luigi Auriemma

Application:  Privateer's Bounty: Age of Sail II
              http://www.akella.com/aos2/
Versions:     <= 1.04.151 (seems also known as 1.55/1.56)
Platforms:    Windows
Bug:          buffer-overflow
Exploitation: remote, versus server
Date:         20 October 2004
Author:       Luigi Auriemma
              e-mail: aluigi@altervista.org
              web:    http://aluigi.altervista.org


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1) Introduction
2) Bug
3) The Code
4) Fix


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1) Introduction
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Age of Sail II is a naval strategy game developed by Akella
(http://www.akella.com) and released in the 2001.


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2) Bug
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The game is affected by a buffer-overflow happening when an attacker
joins in the server using a nickname of at least 144 bytes.


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3) The Code
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http://aluigi.altervista.org/poc/aos2bof.zip


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4) Fix
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No fix.
Vendor didn't reply to my mails.


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--- 
Luigi Auriemma
http://aluigi.altervista.org
 
 


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