Named Game of the Year by over 50 publications, Valve's debut title blends action and adventure with award-winning technology to create a frighteningly realistic world where players must think to survive. Also includes an exciting multiplayer mode that allows you to play against friends and enemies around the world.
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Nov 8, 1998
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April 15

Half-Life updates released

This list covers the releases between March 20 and April 11 that are each part of a series of security updates.

Larger changes:
  • Added privilege checking to command execution. Commands originating outside of the client are now only able to execute commands that are considered to be safe. Commands such as 'connect', 'bind', 'quit' and certain cvars such as 'cl_filterstuffcmd' are now only executable by trusted sources.
  • Setting 'cl_filterstuffcmd' to a value greater than zero (e.g. 'cl_filterstuffcmd 1') will set a number of commands that are potentially abusable, such as 'say', 'fps_max', and 'setinfo', to also be only executable by privileged sources.

Fixes:
  • Fixed client incorrectly blocking download of custom sprays

Security fixes:
  • All custom resources downloaded from a server now have their file name's checked for safety before being allowed to download
  • Invalid file extensions are now prevented in several commands
  • Dynamic libraries are no longer searched for in custom resource directories
  • Added additional file extensions to custom resource blocked extensions list
  • Fixed buffer overflow in message delta parsing
  • Fixed RCE in weapon message handling
  • Fixed RCE in model loading
  • Fixed RCE in saved game loading
  • Fixed buffer overflows in TGA and BMP loading
  • Fixed buffer overflow in demo playback
  • Fixed buffer overflows in sequence file loading
  • Fixed buffer overflows in model name loading
  • Fixed buffer overflow in music playlist loading
  • Fixed buffer overflow in detail texture loading
  • Fixed buffer overflow in console map listing
  • Fixed command chaining in cvar's that specified config files to be passed to the 'exec' command
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Named Game of the Year by over 50 publications, Valve's debut title blends action and adventure with award-winning technology to create a frighteningly realistic world where players must think to survive. Also includes an exciting multiplayer mode that allows you to play against friends and enemies around the world.

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    Minimum: 500 mhz processor, 96mb ram, 16mb video card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

    Recommended: 800 mhz processor, 128mb ram, 32mb+ video card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

    Minimum: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3, 1GB RAM, 4GB Hard Drive Space,NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection
    Minimum: Linux Ubuntu 12.04, Dual-core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz, 1GB Memory, nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1, 4GB Hard Drive Space, OpenAL Compatible Sound Card

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