GLSA 200609-03 OpenTTD: Remote Denial of Service
Posted on: 09/06/2006 05:50 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - OpenTTD: Remote Denial of Service. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200609-03
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: OpenTTD: Remote Denial of Service
Date: September 06, 2006
Bugs: #131010
ID: 200609-03

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Synopsis
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The OpenTTD server is vulnerable to a remote Denial of Service.

Background
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OpenTTD is a clone of Transport Tycoon Deluxe.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 games-simulation/openttd lt; 0.4.8 gt;= 0.4.8

Description
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OpenTTD is vulnerable to a Denial of Service attack due to a flaw in
the manner the game server handles errors in command packets.

Impact
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An authenticated attacker can cause a Denial of Service by sending an
invalid error number to a vulnerable OpenTTD server.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All OpenTTD users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=games-simulation/openttd-0.4.8"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-1998
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1998
[ 2 ] CVE-2006-1999
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1999

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-200609-03.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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