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Crysis 1.21 null pointer vuln in the HTTP/XML-RPC service



NULL pointer in the HTTP/XML-RPC service of Crysis 1.21
NULL pointer in the HTTP/XML-RPC service of Crysis 1.21




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                             Luigi Auriemma

Application:  Crysis
http://www.ea.com/crysis/home.jsp 
Versions:     <= 1.21 (1.1.1.6156 showed as gamever)
Platforms:    Windows
Bug:          NULL pointer in the HTTP/XML-RPC service
Exploitation: remote, versus server
Date:         16 Jun 2008
Author:       Luigi Auriemma
e-mail: aluigi@autistici.org 
              web:    aluigi.org


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1) Introduction
2) Bug
3) The Code
4) Fix


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==============1) Introduction
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Crysis is a recent FPS game developed by Crytek (http://www.crytek.com) 
and released at November 2007.
This game is well known for being a "computer killer" due to its high
hardware requirements but also for having various problems with
cheaters.


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=====2) Bug
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Crysis has a small internal HTTP/XML-RPC server which must be activated
with the http_startserver command (manually or through server.cfg) and
allows to receive rcon commands.

This service works on port 80 if no port is specified but usually the
admins choose a custom port or just the same of the game (64087, the
service is easily distinguishable due to the "Bad Request" title
visible with a web browser).

If an attacker uses an HTTP request with a total length major than 4096
bytes the server will crash due to a NULL pointer.


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==========3) The Code
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http://aluigi.org/poc/dontcrysis.txt 

  nc SERVER HTTPPORT -v -v < dontcrysis.txt


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=====4) Fix
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No fix


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--- 
Luigi Auriemma
http://aluigi.org 


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