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1 Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:12 am

If you've recently connected to your favorite server only to find your name changed, then say hello to Dr Arsenic.
Hacks of this nature are facilitated by all master servers, but we're working on a fix.
Meanwhile, you can add one line to your autoexec.cs to prevent it from happening.

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2 Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:27 am

To prevent this from happening in the future, add this to your autoexec.cs
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file::delete("config\\gameserverlist.cs");
This code deletes the current game server list to prevent malicious code from being executed, however you will need to refresh the server list each time you start tribes.

I prefer to back up the current list and create a new one. You'll still need to refresh the master list, but you can always use an older one.
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//backing up GameServerList.cs
while(isfile("config\\gameServerList" @ %i @".cs"))
   %i++;
   
echo("Found "@ %i-1 @" saved gameServerLists.");
echo("Backing up current list.");
file::copy("config\\gameserverlist.cs", "config\\gameserverlist"@%i@".cs");
echo("Clearing server list.");
file::delete("config\\gameserverlist.cs");


By the way bob gets banned
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3 Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:46 pm

lol bob you are going to hell dude
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Nim Ayanami
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4 Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:49 pm

Worst aim first did it. It has to do with creating a dummy server and injecting packets with code :D that gets stored in game server list.
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5 Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:40 pm

He may have been the first to do it, but wasn't the first to know about it.
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6 Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:35 am

174.34.195.81 is bob's ip
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7 Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:44 am

He wasn't the first to do it. I won't elaborate, but he's far from the first.
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8 Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:12 am

Are we seriously going to have to try and detect if someone is trying to inject code via the master server list???
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9 Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:26 am

what's the problem with that?
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10 Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:50 am

I was hoping that the few who knew the exploit wouldn't spread it around or use it. The exploit has been known for quite some time.
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11 Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:18 am

if it's known, why didn't you prevent it then? it's nothing special to prevent it
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12 Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:36 am

lol Kigen
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Nim Ayanami
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13 Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:55 am

There are variants of this exploit that go all the way back to 1999. This isn't a pissing contest ...
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14 Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:29 pm

im in yer master servers pwnin your tribes
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15 Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:34 pm

Well i think whats his face guy that made coreman discovered it and took down the masters and got his internet revoked for a year.

He hosted a meltdown 3.1 hellfire? I forget, but he had an awesome clan i belive was called gundamwing or gundams. It's been awhile bit i remember the guy
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16 Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:18 am

qoq wrote:im in yer master servers pwnin your tribes



lol bob thinks he's king shit now that he copy/pasted some code
what a douche
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17 Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:22 pm

its funny if you think about it, sending people to meatspin.com lol i lost it when i seen what he was doing
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18 Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:57 pm

Nim Ayanami wrote:its funny if you think about it, sending people to meatspin.com lol i lost it when i seen what he was doing


it's not funny it just proves that bob likes men
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19 Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:10 pm

come on this is funny. Harmless so far and made me laugh. i give it a 10.

And save the comments such as : "It will ruin tribes" and thoes like it. Tribes is dying.
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20 Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:27 pm

Harmless so far. Not exactly true.

How many people with an injected quit(); do you think say "love it I'll just go play counterstrike." without knowing how to fix it and not even realizing that it's someone screwing around? They just think their Tribes doesn't work anymore. How many people that install Tribes and refresh the server list only to be stuck in a website, IM, or email program that wont shut down are going to try again? Especially a pornographic website. There are juveniles that play this game. It's pathetic.

Tribes needs ever single player it can get.
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