A new breed of CSS Hacks?
Posted on Oct 25, 2008 03:37:41 AM
Have you seen that latest Counter Strike Source Hacks in action? We run a few CSS servers and the past week or so there have been some super efficient Counter Strike Source hacks going around. Nobody is sure where they are coming from but we do have a few ideas. The main problem with these hacks is that one of the features seems to exploit a vulnerability in CSS that allows the user to become an admin, and even de-admin other admins. There is really nothing short of what they can do. Everything from banning other users, changing peoples game name, changing maps, and more. Of course they include the regular hacks that we have all become a custom to like AIMBOT, wallhack, ESP, and so on. I can deal with the normal hacks, they don’t bother me all that much because it’s easy enough to spec and ban them. But this new set of features kind of rage me. Like I said earlier in the paragraph, we aren’t positive who coded these hacks, but one of the main suspects is as of now is mirc-scripts(linked in the beginning of this article).
Right now we are working on getting everyone a fix for this problem. Clearly there is a config file someplace that is allowing the user(s) to take control of servers. So far Steam hasn’t replied to any of our emails, but I can only assume they’re working on this too. This doesn’t only effect Counter Strike Source servers, but any games that run on that team engine (Day of Defeat Source, Half Life 2 Death Match, Garrys Mod and Zombie Panic.) We will update everyone soon as we know something.