GLSA 200901-06 Tremulous: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 01/11/2009 07:50 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200901-06
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Severity: Normal
Title: Tremulous: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: January 11, 2009
Bugs: #222119
ID: 200901-06

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Synopsis
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A buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in Tremulous.

Background
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Tremulous is a team-based First Person Shooter game.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected=

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1 games-fps/tremulous lt; 1.1.0-r2 gt;= 1.1.0-=
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2 games-fps/tremulous-bin lt; 1.1.0 Vulnerable!=

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NOTE: Certain packages are still vulnerable. Users should migrate=

to another package if one is available or wait for the
existing packages to be marked stable by their
architecture maintainers.
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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It has been reported that Tremulous includes a vulnerable version of
the ioQuake3 engine (GLSA 200605-12, CVE-2006-2236).

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to connect to a malicious games
server, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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Tremulous users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=games-fps/tremulous-1.1.0-r2"=


Note: The binary version of Tremulous has been removed from the Portage
tree.

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-2236
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2236
[ 2 ] GLSA 200605-12
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200605-12.xml

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-200901-06.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 2009 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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