Nintendo is patching a vulnerability that could allow hackers a “full console takeover.”

Nintendo has quietly patched a vulnerability that could give hackers access to compromised Switch, 3DS, and Wii U games.

Remember when Nintendo released its first update to Mario Kart 7 in 10 years? Well, it turns out this was intended to fix a critical exploit that “could allow an attacker to achieve full console takeover.”

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While the issue was reportedly first noticed in 2021, PabloMK7, Rambo6Glaz, Fishguy6564 have been credited with discovering “ENLBufferPwn”, an exploit so severe that it has a critical score of 9.8/10 in the CVSS 3.1 calculator received.

As discovered by Nintendo Everythingthe exploit was also reportedly patched in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, ARMS, Splatoon 2 and Super Mario Maker 2, and more recently in Splatoon 3 and Mario Kart 8 because – according to to one of the people who discovered it – “in combination with other operating system exploits, the vulnerability could allow an attacker to achieve full console takeover”.

By reporting the problem through Nintendo’s HackerOne program, the hackers secured a $1,000 bounty. It remains unclear whether affected Wii U games will also be patched.

As far as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe goes, the most recent update saw the arrival of the third wave of DLC courses and the option to customize items – something Ed thinks is the best thing that can happen to Mario Kart 8.

https://www.eurogamer.net/nintendo-patches-a-security-vulnerability-that-could-give-hackers-full-console-takeover Nintendo is patching a vulnerability that could allow hackers a “full console takeover.”

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