Gentoo: Scorched 3D Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Multiple vulnerabilities in Scorched 3D allow a remote attacker to deny service or execute arbitrary code on game servers.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200511-12
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  Severity: High
     Title: Scorched 3D: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: November 15, 2005
      Bugs: #111421
        ID: 200511-12

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities in Scorched 3D allow a remote attacker to deny
service or execute arbitrary code on game servers.

Background
==========

Scorched 3D is a clone of the classic "Scorched Earth" DOS game, adding
features like a 3D island environment and Internet multiplayer
capabilities.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package                    /  Vulnerable  /            Unaffected
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  1  games-strategy/scorched3d       <= 39.1               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.

Description
===========

Luigi Auriemma discovered multiple flaws in the Scorched 3D game
server, including a format string vulnerability and several buffer
overflows.

Impact
======

A remote attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities to crash a game
server or execute arbitrary code with the rights of the game server
user. Users not running a Scorched 3D game server are not affected by
these flaws.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

The Scorched 3D package has been hard-masked until a new version
correcting these flaws is released. In the meantime, current users are
advised to unmerge the package:

    # emerge --unmerge games-strategy/scorched3d

References
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  [ 1 ] Original advisory
        http://seclists.org/lists/fulldisclosure/2005/Nov/0079.html

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200511-12.xml

Concerns?
=========

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 2005 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/2.0