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Broadcast client crash in Halo 1.05
From: Luigi Auriemma <aluigi () autistici org>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 18:21:01 +0000


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                             Luigi Auriemma

Application:  Halo: Combat Evolved
              http://www.microsoft.com/games/pc/halo.aspx
Versions:     <= 1.05
Platforms:    Windows and MacOS
Bug:          crash
Exploitation: remote, versus clients (broadcast)
Date:         22 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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Halo is the great FPS game developed by Bungie Studios and ported on PC
by Gearbox Software (http://www.gearboxsoftware.com).
It has been released at the end of 2003.


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2) Bug
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The problem affects the in-game browser of the clients used to navigate
through the list of online servers and is caused by some overrun
protections. If these instructions find a too long value in a server's
reply, they pass a NULL pointer (instead of the original value) to a
wcsncpy() function causing the crash.

This is a broadcast client crash, so a single attacker visible in the
master server list can passively exploit any vulnerable client in the
world.


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


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4) Fix
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Version 1.06


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

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