Debian: 2442-1: openarena: UDP traffic amplification
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian It has been discovered that spoofed "getstatus" UDP requests are being sent by attackers to servers for use with games derived from the Quake 3 engine (such as openarena). These servers respond with a packet flood to the victim whose IP address was impersonated by the [More...]
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2442-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                            Florian Weimer
March 26, 2012                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : openarena
Vulnerability  : UDP traffic amplification
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2010-5077
Debian Bug     : 665656

It has been discovered that spoofed "getstatus" UDP requests are being
sent by attackers to servers for use with games derived from the
Quake 3 engine (such as openarena).  These servers respond with a
packet flood to the victim whose IP address was impersonated by the
attackers, causing a denial of service.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.8.5-5+squeeze2.

For the testing distribution (wheezy) and the unstable distribution
(sid), this problem has been fixed in version 0.8.5-6.

We recommend that you upgrade your openarena packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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