This Valve 0Day Could Affect 100 Million Gamers


A whitehat has discovered what he claims is a zero-day privilege vulnerability in the world’s largest PC video game distributor that affects over 100 million users.

Security researcher “Felix” identified the privilege escalation vulnerability within the platform Steam, an online PC video game distribution platform owned by the Valve Corporation. A privilege escalation vulnerability is a flaw in a system that allows a hacker to execute a command with administrative level privileges.

In a disclosure post Felix notes that the vulnerability is ‘simple,’ Steam installs a ‘Steam client server’ which is used to download and install

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