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Category:   Application (Game)  >   Army Men Vendors:   3DO Company, The
Army Men RTS Format String Error Lets Remote Users Crash the Game
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1012233
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1012233
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 14 2004
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): RTS Version 1.0
Description:   Luigi Auriemma reported a format string vulnerability in the Army Men RTS game software. A remote user can cause the target service to crash.

It is reported that a remote user can send the following type of nickname when joining a game to cause the target game service to crash:

%n%n%n

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target game service to crash.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.3do.com/armymen/armymen/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Subject:  Format string bug in Army Men RTS



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                             Luigi Auriemma

Application:  Army Men RTS
              http://www.3do.com/armymen/armymen/
Versions:     1.0
Platforms:    Windows
Bug:          format string
Exploitation: remote, versus server
Date:         14 November 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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Army Men RTS is a real-time strategy game developed by Pandemic Studios
(http://www.pandemicstudios.com) and released in March 2002.


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2) Bug
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The game server is affected by a format string bug in the name of the
player that joins in it.


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3) The Code
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Join a server using the nickname %n%n%n, it will crash immediately.


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4) Fix
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No fix.
The game is no longer supported.


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


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