So there’s this Gbots server I play on sometimes…
One day while playing with the other players on the server I got randomly banned by console, it said something like this:
Kicked by console - attempting to hack RCON password.
I was doing no such thing and in fact, hadn’t even opened my console until then.
I opened up my console and yep, it has “Bad RCON password” printed several times in there.
What would be your first assumption if such a thing happened to you?
I guessed that somehow i’d picked up a malicious LUA script.
Problem is, this hasn’t happened to me on any other servers.
I deleted my lua_temp, lua, and cache folders, but when I joined the gbots server again I looked in console and:
garrysbots Map: gb_24arena Players: 1 / 10 Build: 3740 Server Number: 22 No pure server whitelist. sv_pure = 0 env_cubemap used on world geometry without rebuilding map. . ignoring: metal/metalfloor001a Lua initialized (Lua 5.1) ======== Installing Table (De)Serialiser Module | ver: 1.4 ======== RunConsoleCommand blocked - sent before player spawned (sv_tags) RunConsoleCommand blocked - sent before player spawned (sv_tags) ======== Beam NetVars Lib v0.71 Installed ======== loading materials loading material: cable/rope_icon loading material: cable/cable2 loading material: cable/xbeam loading material: cable/redlaser loading material: cable/blue_elec loading material: cable/physbeam loading material: cable/hydra loading material: arrowire/arrowire loading material: arrowire/arrowire2 === Loading Wire Model Packs === Loaded: PHXWireModels.txt Loaded: default.txt Loaded: expression2.txt Loaded: cheeze_buttons2.txt Loaded: wire_model_pack_1.txt Loaded: wire_model_pack_1plus.txt Adding Cheeze's Buttons Pack Jaanus' Thruster Pack Beer's Model pack --- Missing Vgui material modelsduckehuttons ERROR! Module 'zlib_b64' not found! RunConsoleCommand blocked - sent before player spawned (ZLib_Installed) ==== Advanced Duplicator v.1.72 shared module installed! ==== ==== Advanced Duplicator v.1.741 client module installed! ==== Registering gamemode 'sandbox' derived from 'base' Registering gamemode 'garrysbots' derived from 'sandbox' Loading Wire Tools RunConsoleCommand blocked - sent before player spawned (wire_expression2_event) --- Missing Vgui material texturemissing RunConsoleCommand blocked - sent before player spawned (wire_expression2_event) RunConsoleCommand blocked - sent before player spawned (wire_expression2_sendfunctions) ASS Plugin -> plugins/ass_afkkicker.lua ASS Plugin -> plugins/ass_cleardecals.lua ASS Plugin -> plugins/ass_disconnectcleanup.lua ASS Plugin -> plugins/ass_exformat.lua ASS Plugin -> plugins/ass_freeze.lua ASS Plugin -> plugins/ass_god.lua ASS Plugin -> plugins/ass_health.lua ASS Plugin -> plugins/ass_kill.lua ASS Plugin -> plugins/ass_map.lua ASS Plugin -> plugins/ass_noclip.lua ASS Plugin -> plugins/ass_notice.lua ASS Plugin -> plugins/ass_pickupplayers.lua ASS Plugin -> plugins/ass_sandbox_cleanup.lua ASS Plugin -> plugins/ass_sandbox_limits.lua ASS Plugin -> plugins/ass_sandbox_options.lua ASS Plugin -> plugins/ass_sandbox_propprotect.lua ASS Plugin -> plugins/ass_sandbox_spamprotect.lua ASS Plugin -> plugins/ass_sandbox_toollimit.lua ASS Plugin -> plugins/ass_slap.lua ASS Plugin -> plugins/ass_stopsounds.lua ASS Plugin -> plugins/ass_team.lua ASS Plugin -> plugins/ass_teleport.lua ASS Plugin -> plugins/ass_weapons.lua KeyValues Error: RecursiveLoadFromBuffer: got EOF instead of keyname in file settings/spawnlist/[phx]super flat bars.txt SpawnMenu, (*Entries*), KeyValues Error: RecursiveLoadFromBuffer: got EOF instead of keyname in file settings/spawnlist/[phx]super flat plates.txt SpawnMenu, (*Entries*), KeyValues Error: RecursiveLoadFromBuffer: got EOF instead of keyname in file settings/spawnlist/[phx]super flat tris.txt SpawnMenu, (*Entries*), Sending 954 'User Info' ConVars to server (cl_spewuserinfoconvars to see) Updated DuaFiles (77) AdvDupeShared: Server Compression: false Redownloading all lightmaps noclip ON noclip OFF noclip ON noclip OFF noclip ON noclip OFF Bad RCON password Bad RCON password noclip ON noclip OFF
Once again, I was not doing anything with the RCON. (I was noclipping though, i’m an admin on that server)
So tell me guys, is this a lua exploit I wasn’t aware of that can’t be fixed by clearing your lua and cache folders or is it something completely different?
I really like to play on that server but as long as I keep getting automatically banned by the server for trying to hack the RCON, I can’t. So please help if you can.