GLSA 200609-02 GTetrinet: Remote code execution
Posted on: 09/06/2006 06:45 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200609-02
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: GTetrinet: Remote code execution
Date: September 06, 2006
Bugs: #144867
ID: 200609-02

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Synopsis
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GTetrinet is vulnerable to a remote buffer overflow, potentially
leading to arbitrary code execution.

Background
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GTetrinet is a networked Tetris clone for GNOME 2.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 games-puzzle/gtetrinet lt; 0.7.9 gt;= 0.7.9

Description
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Michael Gehring has found that GTetrinet fails to properly handle array
indexes.

Impact
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An attacker can potentially execute arbitrary code by sending a
negative number of players to the server.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All GTetrinet users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=games-puzzle/gtetrinet-0.7.9"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-3125
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3125

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-200609-02.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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