Via the H comes news of a possible remote attack vector using the protocol handler installed by Valve's Steam platform: "During installation, it registers the steam:// URL protocol which is capable of connecting to game servers and launching games ... In the simplest case, an attacker can use this to interfere with the parameters that are submitted to the program. For example, the Source engine's command line allows users to select a specific log file and add items to it. The ReVuln researchers say that they successfully used this attack vector to infect a system (PDF) via a batch file that they had created in the autostart folder. ... In the even more popular Unreal engine, the researchers also found a way to inject and execute arbitrary code. Potential attackers would, of course, first have to establish which games are installed on the target computer. "
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