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EA's Origin Vulnerable to Remote Execution [34832]

 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:34 pm    Post subject: EA's Origin Vulnerable to Remote Execution [34832] Reply with quote

The chaps at [Re]Vuln have published a paper outlining vulnerabilities in EA's Origin that allow for remote code execution. The embedded video below shows the vulnerability in action.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent! That just leaves the question: electric chair or lethal injection?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That exploit is as good as the UPlay exploit. You can alter the code slightly to format someone's hard drive with it. Wonder how long until it is fixed.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Riccitiello already resigned - not for this reason though.
Sooner or later they're going to have to please the users instead of burying them under rubbish.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Csimbi wrote:
John Riccitiello already resigned - not for this reason though.
Sooner or later they're going to have to please the users instead of burying them under rubbish.


EA is noted as one of the worst companies around and their shares have taken a huge drop. Resigned or fired, it was only a matter of time. He was brought in to help the company and instead it's only slid further and further down into the depths of shit. Good riddance I say and hopefully EA can pull themselves out of the toilette John put them into.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would not mind EA going under.
Layoffs with severance packages would result in a few start-ups that might produce better games than EA ever did (or was holding back the employees from doing so).
It would also demonstrate that the power is still with the customers. At the very least, it should be an eye-opener for the other big ones that would remain.
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