GLSA 200903-09 OpenTTD: Execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 03/07/2009 07:25 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - OpenTTD: Execution of arbitrary code. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200903-09
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: OpenTTD: Execution of arbitrary code
Date: March 07, 2009
Bugs: #233929
ID: 200903-09

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Synopsis
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Multiple buffer overflows in OpenTTD might allow for the execution of
arbitrary code in the server.

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; 0.6.3 gt;= 0.6.3

Description
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Multiple buffer overflows have been reported in OpenTTD, when storing
long for client names (CVE-2008-3547), in the TruncateString function
in src/gfx.cpp (CVE-2008-3576) and in src/openttd.cpp when processing a
large filename supplied to the "-g" parameter in the ttd_main function
(CVE-2008-3577).

Impact
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An authenticated attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the 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-0.6.3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-3547
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3547
[ 2 ] CVE-2008-3576
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3576
[ 3 ] CVE-2008-3577
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3577

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-200903-09.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 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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