An Introduction to the Fake Players Bug and DoS 0.1.1

    Date05 Nov 2003
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3719
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. submits There's a "Fake Players Bug" that can affect multiplayer games like Half-life, Quake 3 and Unreal Tournament. An attacker can fill a game server with a custom number of inexistent players (1 player is "emulated" by . . . This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. submits There's a "Fake Players Bug" that can affect multiplayer games like Half-life, Quake 3 and Unreal Tournament. An attacker can fill a game server with a custom number of inexistent players (1 player is "emulated" by no more than one or two packets of data) and the server after having reached the maximum number of players will not accept others. The effect is a Denial of Service where the real players cannot use the service offered by the server because it is already full.
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