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Crashes and socket unreacheable in Armagetron Advanced 0.2.7.0
From: Luigi Auriemma <aluigi () autistici org>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 19:40:39 +0000


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                             Luigi Auriemma

Application:  Armagetron
                http://armagetron.sourceforge.net
              Armagetron Advanced
                http://armagetronad.sourceforge.net
Versions:     Armagetron          <= 0.2.6.0
              Armagetron Advanced <= 0.2.7.0
Platforms:    multiplatform (Windows, Linux and others)
Bugs:         A] crash caused by big descriptor ID
              B] crash caused by big claim_id
              C] socket unreacheable through empty packet
              D] fake players temporary freeze
Exploitation: remote, versus server
Date:         10 Feb 2005
Author:       Luigi Auriemma
              e-mail: aluigi () autistici org
              web:    http://aluigi.altervista.org


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


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1) Introduction
===============


Armagetron is the well known and played opensource multiplayer game
developed by Manuel Moos.
Recently the project Armagetron (until version 0.2.6.0) has been
declared dead and is unofficial successor is Armagetron Advanced.


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2) Bugs
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A] crash caused by big descriptor ID
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The game uses an array of 400 descriptors, but clients can pass their
descriptor ID using 16 bits numbers (so until 65535).
In short a packet with an ID major than 400 is able to crash the server
due to the access to an unallocated zone of the array.


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B] crash caused by big claim_id
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Just like the bug described before, exists a problem in the calling of
the ANET_AddrCompare() function where is passed the peers structure (an
array of 18 elements) pointing to the 16 bits value passed by the
client at the end of his packet.


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C] socket unreacheable through empty packet
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The game uses asynchronous sockets through the usage of FIONREAD that
returns the number of bytes received in the last packet (0 if there are
no new packets).
If the server receives an empty UDP packet it will continue to check
the socket's queue infinitely since there are still 0 bytes and in the
meantime it cannot handle other packets so all the clients will be
automatically disconnected from him.
The situation returns normal only when a new map starts and, so, the
socket is recreated.


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D] fake players temporary freeze
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Simple, the server and any connected client freeze completely if too
much players join and don't send data (time out). So an attacker can
fill the server with fake players and when a new map starts (races on
Armagetron are enough shorts) nobody will be able to play in that
server.


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3) The Code
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A, B, C] http://aluigi.altervista.org/poc/atronboom.zip

D]       http://aluigi.altervista.org/fakep/atronfp.zip


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4) Fix
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No fix.
I reported the bugs A and D to the author many months ago but then I
lost any contact with him.
I have sent a mail to 2 of the new programmers of the Armagetron
Advanced project explaining all the bugs but have received no reply.


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

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