[ GLSA 200602-09 ] BomberClone: Remote execution of arbitrary code

2006-02-17T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:11484
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2006-02-17T00:00:00

Description


Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200602-09


                                        http://security.gentoo.org/

Severity: High Title: BomberClone: Remote execution of arbitrary code Date: February 16, 2006 Bugs: #121605 ID: 200602-09


Synopsis

BomberClone is vulnerable to a buffer overflow which may lead to remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background

BomberClone is a remake of the classic game "BomberMan". It supports multiple players via IP network connection.

Affected packages

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 Package                   /    Vulnerable    /         Unaffected
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1 games-action/bomberclone < 0.11.6.2-r1 >= 0.11.6.2-r1

Description

Stefan Cornelius of the Gentoo Security team discovered multiple missing buffer checks in BomberClone's code.

Impact

By sending overly long error messages to the game via network, a remote attacker may exploit buffer overflows to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running BomberClone.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All BomberClone users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose

">=games-action/bomberclone-0.11.6.2-r1"

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2006-0460 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0460

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200602-09.xml

Concerns?

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

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