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Nintendo Switch: These games and a critical flaw can make your console dangerous!

Nintendo Switch: These games and a critical flaw can make your console dangerous!

Sometimes online games can turn into a nightmare and because of this security breach, a simple game can have irreversible consequences on your Nintendo Switch as well as on its data. What is it about ?

If you received a Nintendo Switch for Christmas and want to make the most of it... be careful with your online games. A security flaw was recently discovered on the last three Nintendo consoles (the 3DS, the Wii U and the Switch) and could well endanger the data / performance of the consoles of hundreds of players.

Switch players beware!

CalledENLBufferPwn , this vulnerability on the Japanese company's consoles is estimated at 9.8/10, which is critical on the CVSS (Common Vulnerability Scoring System) scale. In fact, this flaw allows malicious people to execute a code remotely in a console, quite simply through an online game session. By exploiting this vulnerability, a hacker can take full control of a console but also of its functionalities (video recording, microphone, etc.), in order to steal sensitive information. How was it discovered? By hackers on Mario Kart 7.

Mario Kart 7 - Nintendo - Millenium
Mario Kart 7 - Nintendo

Games affected by this security flaw

Fortunately for worried users, a developer by the name of PabloMK7 has managed to make a list of games affected by this famous security flaw. Patches have been made on most of them and if not, it will happen very soon.

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons (fix made in version 2.0.6)
  • ARMS (fix made in version 5.4.1)
  • Mario Kart 7 (fix made in version 1.2)
  • Mario Kart 8 (non-existent patch)
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (fixed in version 2.1.0)
  • Splatoon (non-existent patch)
  • Splatoon 2 (fix made in version 5.5.1)
  • Splatoon 3 (correction made at the end of 2022, in a version not communicated to date)
  • Super Mario Maker 2 (fixed in version 3.0.2)
  • Nintendo Switch Sports (correction made at the end of 2022, in a version not communicated to date)

    More fear than harm therefore for the Nintendo teams as well as for the players. All the same, it is advisable to be careful during your online games and to avoid playing with people suspected of being potential hackers.

"ENLBufferPwn is a vulnerability in the common network code of several Nintendo first party games since Nintendo 3DS that allows an attacker to remotely execute code in the victim's console by simply having a party online with it (running remote code). It was discovered by multiple people independently in 2021 and reported to Nintendo in 2021 and 2022. Since the initial report, Nintendo has patched the vulnerability in numerous games. The information in this repository has been fully disclosed. safety after obtaining permission from Nintendo."
Rapport au sujet de ENLBufferPwn - GitHub (Source)
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