GLSA 200602-09 BomberClone: Remote execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 02/16/2006 11:22 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - BomberClone: Remote execution of arbitrary code. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200602-09
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: BomberClone: Remote execution of arbitrary code
Date: February 16, 2006
Bugs: #121605
ID: 200602-09

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

Background
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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 lt; 0.11.6.2-r1 gt;= 0.11.6.2-r1

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

Impact
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All BomberClone users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
"gt;=games-action/bomberclone-0.11.6.2-r1"

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

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-200602-09.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 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.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0



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