Bug #30543

Missing squad XML picture will crash clients on server

Added by SCAJolly over 3 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

Status:Feedback Start date:04/21/2012
Priority:High Due date:
Assignee:Dwarden % Done:

0%

Category:Game Crash
Target version:1.63 BETA
Affected ArmA II version:1.62 Beta First affected build:
Reproduced by another DH user:No First affected ArmA II version:1.60.87580
I am using some Mods:Yes Single / Multi Player?:MP Only
I am using:CO (OA+A2) BIForumURL:
Reproducible for you:Yes NGUrl:
Related to content of DLC: WIKIurl:

Description

If a client uses a squad XML picture which is not found on an MP server he is logging in to, that server will crash all clients. The server, not bothered with loading any pictures, remains untouched. Massive potential for griefing.

Reproduce: Have squad xml point to a .paa logo on that webserver, and not have the image actually be there. Log in to a server with other people on it.
Observed: Everyone will crash upon trying to download the missing .paa -- except the server.

arma2oa.RPT (59 kB) case-1489, 04/27/2012 01:32

arma2oaserver.RPT (14.9 kB) case-1489, 04/27/2012 01:32

squad.xml.rar (34.1 kB) case-1489, 04/27/2012 01:32

arma2oa.RPT (41.8 kB) case-1489, 05/03/2012 06:00

arma2oaserver.RPT (5.6 kB) case-1489, 05/03/2012 06:00


Related issues

related to ARMA2 Community Issue Tracker - Bug #21289: XML parsing error: empty attribute name Assigned 06/29/2011
related to ARMA2 Community Issue Tracker - Bug #32736: Squad xml target URL is downloaded and parsed to clients ... Assigned 06/13/2012
related to ARMA2 Community Issue Tracker - Bug #27425: Cannot load icon.paa Assigned 12/31/2011

History

Updated by SCAJolly over 3 years ago

  • First affected ArmA II version changed from 1.61 Beta to 1.60.87580

First sentence ought to read "If a client uses a squad XML picture which is not found on the XML webserver, any MP server he logs in to will crash all clients trying to download the picture"

Updated by case-1489 over 3 years ago

Join the group the same thing is happening to me and I posted the bug a while back and they said they fixed it but it is not fixed at all the fix that they did do just keeps my game from crashing but the icon.paa will not load up at all and it shows a blank screen where it should be

Updated by Dwarden over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Assigned
  • Assignee set to Dwarden

anyone can reproduce this with 1.60.91138 or newer beta (both client/server) and provide the crashdump ?

also please provide the non squad XML for reproduction, thanks

Updated by case-1489 over 3 years ago

here you go these is wot is going on on my end

Updated by Fireball over 3 years ago

No dumps?

Updated by Dwarden about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to In progress

please retest and stress deeply with beta OA 1.60.92477 http://www.arma2.com/beta-patch.php

Updated by case-1489 about 3 years ago

Still not working and the same stuff is going on

ps. The icon.paa use to work but has not worked since last year first patch I notice it stopped working was 1.60RC 1 or 1.60RC 2 somewhere down the line I guess it got messed up

Updated by bebul about 3 years ago

case-1489 wrote:

Still not working and the same stuff is going on

I think the new exe is supposed to not create the incorrect squad picture file now... But I have realized it can happen the previously loaded incorrect file is still present on the clients.
Can you try to rename the squad picture file in the squad.xml and try again?
(I know it is not the proper workaround, but need to know...) Thank you.

Updated by case-1489 about 3 years ago

renamed the .paa file and it is not showing up in its directory no more but it is still crashing all the players

Updated by Dwarden about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from In progress to Feedback
  • Priority changed from Normal to High
  • Target version set to 1.61 BETA
  • Affected ArmA II version set to 1.61 Beta

is it still problem with 1.60.94364 ?

Updated by case-1489 about 3 years ago

well i got it to work but the bug is it will not work in http but if you set it up in a ftp link it will work just fine

Updated by kju about 3 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.61 BETA to 1.63 BETA

Updated by kju almost 3 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (admin)
  • Private changed from Yes to No

Updated by Dwarden over 2 years ago

  • Assignee set to Dwarden

could you please retest this with OA beta 1.62.100490 or newer build, in case it's problem provide even simpler 'crash repro case' ?

thanks

Updated by Fighter about 2 years ago

  • Affected ArmA II version changed from 1.61 Beta to 1.62 Beta

Having this problem on 1.62.103419

Already sent crash files to Dwarden for analysis.

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