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Gentoo: Tremulous User-assisted execution of arbitrary Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo A buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in Tremulous.
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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         < 1.1.0-r2                >=3D 1.1.0-=
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     2  games-fps/tremulous-bin       < 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 ">=3Dgames-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=3DCVE-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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