New Hack on Quake 3 Engine Games

Today, on, a hacker nicknamed Landser has released a hack that exploits a serious leak in games based on the Quake 3 Engine. It grants hackers full access to take over your computer.

Technically, the leak creates a unsuspicious "boundary error" when sending malformed messages from the gameserver to a client during the remapShader process. Once a buffer overflow occurs, the computer is fully exposed to any type of activities. GGL - NEWS ARTICLE

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 6th May 2006 8:06AM