Today I was at a rental office and noticed a few people hanging around the welcome area, thought nothing of it then suddenly and simultaneously my viewer (Latest Firestorm) opened up search and some offensive words appeared in the text box, as well as a "create new group" window, with some errors appearing on the screen. I quickly left and closed out all these windows. It was quite a scary experience and I was only one click away from clicking the OK to create a random group at a 100l$ cost.an incident at a music event.
So tonight I was halfway through my shift as a hostess in a live music venue and I suddenly crashed. I log back in and this mess pops up on my screen, on the singer's screen and on her manager's. A search bar with a nice statement, a friend request and a voice call to the singer. They also managed to block her on my behalf and they asked me to teleport to some random piece of mainland. The owner found two scripts that were dropped. That was awful, how do they manage to execute stuff on our viewer? Is that simple?
After several posts by concerned forum readers, there was finally a response by Whirly Fizzle of Firestorm.
... this form of griefing has been popping up over the last few days. It uses media on a prim (MOAP) to open those floaters on your screen.
If you disable media in the viewer, it will stop it.
Linden Lab issued an emergency ModalHotfix viewer to fix this on Thursday: https://releasenotes.secondlife.com/viewer/126.96.36.1995022.html
Firestorm Viewer will have a new beta viewer out, hopefully tomorrow with the fix.
To pick up the Firestorm Beta, please join the "Phoenix-Firestorm Preview Group" & the beta will be sent out in the group notice.
This problem affects all viewers that don't yet have the Linden Lab patch.
Whirly would go on to say the bug was more annoying than dangerous.
Though it seems very scary, all that can be done on unpatched viewers
is open up any viewer floater on your screen when the media loads, plus
enter custom text into the search window or TOS window etc.
I suspect LL patched it quickly because it was causing lots of worry to those that had been hit with it, understandably.
- Fixed media on a prim looping when it should not.
- Fixed audio from media on a prim (MOAP) begins to play if object is put into edit mode
- Fixed the Search floater opening without appropriate search results after performing a search from the NavBar
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