Saturday, 27 February 2010

New 'Alien vs Predator' Format String Bugs

Alien vs Predator (Feb 17 patch) is vulnerable to Format String attacks.

Posting the following in Chat (either in game or in the lobby) will crash your game, I am not sure if it will crash other users, I haven't got anybody to test on.


Setting your Name to: '%n' will stop you from ever joining a game, you just get an error reporting your unable to connect.
Setting your Name to '%i' will set your Name to random numbers which changes as you play.

I tried contacting Steam/Rebellion/Sega, but so far had no response.