Game Server DDoS Vulnerability

By TS | Thomas
Jan 16, 2003
  1. This document is based on Battlefield 1942's query responses, but this vulnerability exists in many games. As a basic rule of thumb, if it supports gamespy, it will likely be vulnerable.

    The following games are vulnerable to the same type of attack, & most use the same general query commands (excluding Quake, Quake 2, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, & a couple others). The other query commands can be found in the source of a free program called "Server Query" ( The general rule of thumb is: If its supported by GameSpy & Server Query, its vulnerable.

    Vendor status:
    Electronic Arts was notified on November 20, 2002. No response currently.
    No fix currently, but a fix is planned from GameSpy.

    Would you like to know more?
  2. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Why would someone want to DDoS a game server?! Mean people suck.

    Attacking the RIAA is one thing :)D), but attacking a game server? Come on!
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