Scorched 3D is a clone of the classic "Scorched Earth" DOS game, adding features like a 3D island environment and Internet multiplayer capabilities.
Luigi Auriemma discovered multiple flaws in the Scorched 3D game server, including a format string vulnerability and several buffer overflows.
A remote attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities to crash a game server or execute arbitrary code with the rights of the game server user. Users not running a Scorched 3D game server are not affected by these flaws.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Scorched 3D users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=games-strategy/scorched3d-40"