New Minecraft Patch Fixes Security Issues

We suspect Mojang has become more diligent in patching the security holes in its programming, ever since they were blindsided by a public post from someone announcing a major security hole in Minecraft that would allow anyone to overload and crash the Mojang servers. He had apparently been ignored by the company when he pointed the flaw out earlier, and telling the world was his last remaining option.

This is patch 1.8.5, and though it isn’t as urgent as that last patch, Mojang is still recommending players apply it as soon as possible.

  • [Bug MC-79632] – Phantom Custom Player in Scoreboard / UUIDs of non-player entities on scoreboards truncated after relog
  • [Bug MC-75630] – Exploit with signs and command blocks
  • [Bug MC-80478] – Better server validation for movement packets
  • [Bug MC-80479] – Invalid beacon effects are not validated
  • [Bug MC-80480] – Certain attribute values are not bound

There are other, smaller fixes that were unspecified by the company.

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