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r00t advisory: Madden 97, Madden 64 (Nov 25 1997) 

-- Platform:    Sony Playstation
                Nintendo 64

-- Program:     Madden '97 (John Madden Football)

-- Info:        Sony and Nintendo have been notified of this vulnerability,
                but do not see this problem as being a security risk.  
                Perhaps they have not seen the sort of people that play
                these games for hours on end.

-- Synopsis:    A vulnerability exists in Madden 64 that allows local users
                to lock up the system, thus rendering the system unusable
                and forcing the administrator to reboot the machine.

-- Exploit:     This problem is very hard to exploit and r00t presumes
                that the majority of the security community does not 
                widely understand the vulnerability.  We don't expect the
                average BUGTRAQ reader to understand this vulnerability
                since there is no exploit script.

                When an offensive player (with the ball) is running down
                the field, he has the option to pitch the ball backwards
                to a player in order to block a persuing defensive player
                and allow for a gain in yardage.  If the player that
                receives the pitch is standing out of bounds, the system

-- Fixes:       To follow r00t's workaround tradition, we recommend that 
                you downgrade to Madden 96.

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