GLSA 200606-20 Typespeed: Remote execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 06/19/2006 07:22 AM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200606-20
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: Typespeed: Remote execution of arbitrary code
Date: June 19, 2006
Bugs: #135071
ID: 200606-20

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Synopsis
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A buffer overflow in the network code of Typespeed can lead to the
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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Typespeed is a game to test and practice 10-finger-typing. Network code
allows two users to compete head-to-head.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 games-misc/typespeed lt; 0.5.0 gt;= 0.5.0

Description
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Niko Tyni discovered a buffer overflow in the addnewword() function of
Typespeed's network code.

Impact
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By sending specially crafted network packets to a machine running
Typespeed in multiplayer mode, a remote attacker can execute arbitrary
code with the permissions of the user running the game.

Workaround
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Do not run Typespeed in multiplayer mode. There is no known workaround
at this time for multiplayer mode.

Resolution
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All Typespeed users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=games-misc/typespeed-0.5.0"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-1515
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1515

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-200606-20.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/2.5



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