Company patches flaws in 'Half-Life' game

A security research company has released its own patch for critical flaws in a popular computer game, saying it had waited months for the game's creator to do something.

Earlier this week, Newport, Calif.-based PivX Solutions issued an advisory warning of three high-risk buffer-overflow vulnerabilities it discovered in "Half-Life," a popular first-person-shooter game.

Although released several years ago, "Half-Life" has remained popular, due to variants based upon the game such as "Counter-Strike" and "Day of Defeat." It has more than 10 million players, according to online gaming sites

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