Dan Caselden and Gabriel Landau of Independent Security Evaluators recently checked into Funcom games Anarchy Online and Age of Conan Hyborian Adventures. The evaluators discovered some rather disturbing exploits within the games. One of which could even allow a hacker to take control of the targets computer. Fortunately, ndependent Security Evaluators contacted Funcom and the problems have since been patched to prevent any future issues.

8/28/08 - Funcom released patches for both games today. Both vulnerabilities were fixed in Anarchy Online. In Age of Conan, the directory traversal vulnerability has been fixed, but the buffer overflow remains. We do not believe that the buffer overflow alone currently poses a serious risk to players, but we recommend that Funcom fix it promptly so it cannot be used in any future hybrid attacks. In the meantime, we suggest that players exercise caution when downloading custom game scripts from third parties.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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