GLSA 200407-14: Unreal Tournament 2003/2004
Posted on: 07/19/2004 06:31 PM

An Unreal Tournament 2003/2004 security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200407-14
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: Unreal Tournament 2003/2004: Buffer overflow in 'secure'
queries
Date: July 19, 2004
Bugs: #54726
ID: 200407-14

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Synopsis
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Game servers based on the Unreal engine are vulnerable to remote code execution through malformed 'secure' queries.

Background
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Unreal Tournament 2003 and 2004 are popular first-person-shooter games. They are both based on the Unreal engine, and can be used in a game server / client setup.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 games-fps/ut2003 <= 2225-r2 >= 2225-r3
2 games-server/ut2003-ded <= 2225-r1 >= 2225-r2
3 games-fps/ut2004 < 3236 >= 3236
4 games-fps/ut2004-demo <= 3120-r3 >= 3120-r4
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4 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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The Unreal-based game servers support a specific type of query called 'secure'. Part of the Gamespy protocol, this query is used to ask if the game server is able to calculate an exact response using a provided string. Luigi Auriemma found that sending a long 'secure' query triggers a buffer overflow in the game server.

Impact
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By sending a malicious UDP-based 'secure' query, an attacker could execute arbitrary code on the game server.

Workaround
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Users can avoid this vulnerability by not using Unreal Tournament to host games as a server. All users running a server should upgrade to the latest versions.

Resolution
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All Unreal Tournament users should upgrade to the latest available versions:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=games-fps/ut2003-2225-r3"
# emerge ">=games-fps/ut2003-2225-r3"

# emerge -pv ">=games-server/ut2003-ded-2225-r2"
# emerge ">=games-server/ut2003-ded-2225-r2"

# emerge -pv ">=games-fps/ut2004-3236"
# emerge ">=games-fps/ut2004-3236"

# emerge -pv ">=games-fps/ut2004-demo-3120-r4"
# emerge ">=games-fps/ut2004-demo-3120-r4"

References
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[ 1 ] Luigi Auriemma advisory
http://aluigi.altervista.org/adv/unsecure-adv.txt
[ 2 ] CAN-2004-0608
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0608

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200407-14.xml

Concerns?
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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
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Copyright 2004 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.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


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