ATTN server admins: new exploit and corresponding fix

Discussion in 'Server Discussion' started by trainRiderJ, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. trainRiderJ

    trainRiderJ L5: Dapper Member

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    Anyone who is a server admin (or knows one) should take a look at the following link:

    http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=677288

    Turns out there is an exploit that can be used to crash your server fairly easily. However, pretty much all the server mods have been updated to protect the server from the exploit. Hopefully Valve will issue a general patch shortly.
     
  2. MacNetron

    MacNetron L5: Dapper Member

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    The goldrush update at least deals with the benchmark-exploit:

    * Fixed exploit where clients could start benchmark mode on servers

    EDIT: here is the complete list of the gold-rush update
     
  3. trainRiderJ

    trainRiderJ L5: Dapper Member

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    Yup, update fixed the exploit I mentioned in the first post.