Monolith Productions First Encounter Assault Recon up to 1.08 format string

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A vulnerability, which was classified as very critical, was found in Monolith Productions First Encounter Assault Recon up to 1.08. Affected is some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a format string vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-134. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Multiple format string vulnerabilities in the Monolith Lithtech engine, as used by First Encounter Assault Recon (F.E.A.R.) 1.08 and earlier, when Punkbuster (PB) is enabled, allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (daemon crash) via format string specifiers in (1) a PB_Y packet to the YPG server on UDP port 27888 or (2) a PB_U packet to UCON on UDP port 27888, different vectors than CVE-2004-1500. NOTE: this issue might be in Punkbuster itself, but there are insufficient details to be certain.

The weakness was presented 10/01/2007 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2007-5247 since 10/06/2007. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 03/26/2019).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (36900).




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Class: Format String
CWE: CWE-134
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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05/23/2008 +230 days 🔍
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Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2007-5247 (🔍)
X-Force: 36900
OSVDB: 45530 - First Encounter Assault Recon (F.E.A.R.) YPG Server PB_Y Packet Remote Format String


Created: 03/16/2015 12:18 PM
Updated: 03/26/2019 08:33 PM
Changes: (2) advisory_url source_cve_assigned
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