Purge and Purge Jihad battle type and map name buffer overflow

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Purge and Purge Jihad are vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking. By supplying long values for the battle type and map name parameters to a vulnerable client, a remote attacker, in control of a malicious game server, could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system.


Gain Access


For Purge Jihad 2.0.1 and earlier:
Upgrade to the latest version of Jihad (2.0.2 or later), available from the Purge Web site. See References.


  • Purge Web site: Purge Jihad 2.0.2 Build Notes.
  • Zone-h Security Advisory 02/16/2004: Broadcast client buffer-overflow in Purge Jihad <= 2.0.1.
  • BID-9671: Freeform Interactive Purge/Purge Jihad Game Client Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2004-0290: Buffer overflow in Purge Jihad 2.0.1 and earlier allows remote game servers to execute arbitrary code via an information packet that contains large (1) battle type and (2) map name fields.
  • OSVDB ID: 3982: Purge Jihad Client Information Packet Overflow

Platforms Affected:

  • Freeform Interactive Purge 1.4.7 and prior
  • Freeform Interactive Purge Jihad 2.0.1 and prior


Feb 16, 2004

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