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There are reportedly some games for the Nintendo Switch that have a severe vulnerability, something that may leave gamers in a compromising position. It was also added that this same glitch also affects the 3DS and Wii U games.

The vulnerability is called ENLBufferPwn, something that reportedly opens up users of the affected devices to hackers. All they would need to do is share an online game session with their victims and they can gain access to their devices.

It appears the issue is quite serious considering it is 9.8 on a 10.0 scale according to the CVSS 3.1 calculator. The good news is that Nintendo is reportedly aware of the issue and is now trying to resolve it.

According to a Nintendo 3DS developer, the issue affects people who use the Nintendo Switch, 3DS and Wii U games. Once activated, the hackers would get to remotely control a victim’s console and potentially take full control of it.

Hence, this could result in more pressing issues, including the possible theft of sensitive information of users.

“Combined with other OS exploits, this vulnerability could allow an attacker to achieve full console takeover, and steal sensitive information or take audio/video recordings. It has scored 9.8/10 (Critical) in the CVSS 3.1 calculator,” the game developer posted on Twitter.

Nintendo is allegedly trying to resolve the issue, releasing patches to games that are infected throughout 2022. The issue was originally found in 2021 and reported to Nintendo through a bounty system.

As an example, the developer reveals they found the issue in Mario Kart 7 and were awarded $1000 for relaying it to Nintendo.

And while Nintendo is trying to resolve the problem, the fact remains that the issue continues to plague gamers. There remains no official word on when this will be resolved as Nintendo continues to work on addressing the said problem.

Nintendo Switch isn't backward compatible with 3DS and Wii U physical games. Nintendo

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