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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-0771

Original release date: 02/18/2006
Last revised: 09/05/2008


Format string vulnerability in PunkBuster 1.180 and earlier, as used by Soldier of Fortune II and possibly other games, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (server crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in invalid cvar values, which are not properly handled when the server kicks the player and records the reason.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.4 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060216 Soldier of Fortune II format string through PunkBuster 1.180
External Source: BID
Name: 16703
External Source: XF
Name: punkbuster-cvars-format-string(24792)
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20060216 Soldier of Fortune II format string through PunkBuster 1.180
External Source: SREASON
Name: 448
External Source: MISC
Name: http://aluigi.altervista.org/adv/sof2pbfs-adv.txt

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:even_balance:punkbuster:1.180 and previous versions

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)