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andrewe1
23-01-2016, 06:54 PM
I've experienced this in a couple of servers now, really annoying. A player will enter and will change his/her name to a bunch of Arabic characters.

Here's a pastebin of the console after it crashed.

http://pastebin.com/cG30Th4W

I think it should be fixed asap since it appears it is easy to do and is affecting new players experiences.

GiGaBiTe
23-01-2016, 07:03 PM
As a temporary fix, you can install AMXX and use these two plugins to prevent name spam and sanitize player names:

http://forums.alliedmods.net/showthread.php?p=74904
https://forums.alliedmods.net/showthread.php?p=147257?p=147257

You'll have to do a bit of manual configuration but they work well to stop name spam abuse.

Projekt
23-01-2016, 08:38 PM
Can confirm what OP said. Player joins, spams namechanges in arabic or georgian language, then Sven Co-op crashes to desktop w/o any warnings or dialogs.

Edit: To clarify, both server and players CTD.

shu178
23-01-2016, 09:32 PM
Yeah, I have seen multiple people abuse this exploit.

http://boards.**********/v/thread/325022105/sven-coop-thread


# name userid uniqueid frag time ping loss adr
# 1 "القرفنيغااللعنة�" 84 STEAM_0:1:157642180 (http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198275550089) 0 00:32 267 3 71.63.61.245:27005
# 2 "arabic terrorist bombing himsel" 95 STEAM_0:0:19768808 (http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197999803344) 0 00:31 61 0 185.34.79.175:27005


* القرفنيغااللعنة� changed name to القرفنيغااللعنةقبالةإذاكنتتعتق دهيالمغفلفاسقصحيحجداأعنيلماذاأ نتل
Values must be valid utf8 text
Info string length exceeded

Sniper
24-01-2016, 03:44 AM
We'll be pushing out an update sometime today to resolve this issue.

Projekt
24-01-2016, 06:37 AM
Thanks, guys :thumbup:

amckern
24-01-2016, 07:11 AM
I find it funny the first in game screenshot of a custom map was one of mine in that thread on 4chan :)