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Secunia Security Advisory 30707

Secunia Security Advisory 30707
Posted Jun 20, 2008
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Luigi Auriemma has reported a vulnerability in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

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Secunia Security Advisory 30707

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TITLE:
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl Long Nickname Denial of Service

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA30707

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/30707/

CRITICAL:
Moderately critical

IMPACT:
DoS

WHERE:
>From remote

SOFTWARE:
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl 1.x
http://secunia.com/product/19116/

DESCRIPTION:
Luigi Auriemma has reported a vulnerability in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow
of Chernobyl, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a
DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when handling nicknames
and can be exploited to cause the server to crash via an overly long
nickname (greater than 64 bytes).

The vulnerability is reported in version 1.0006. Other versions may
also be affected.

SOLUTION:
Only play multi-player games on trusted, local networks.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Luigi Auriemma

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://aluigi.altervista.org/adv/stalkerboom-adv.txt

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