View Full Version : Players crashing the server with Arabic characters... console log.

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.


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

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:


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

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.

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


# 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
# 2 "arabic terrorist bombing himsel" 95 STEAM_0:0:19768808 (http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197999803344) 0 00:31 61 0

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

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

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

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 :)