Gentoo: 201311-01 Mednafen: Arbitrary code execution
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo An unspecified vulnerability in Mednafen could result in the execution of arbitrary code.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201311-01
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Mednafen: Arbitrary code execution
     Date: November 04, 2013
     Bugs: #326141
       ID: 201311-01

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Synopsis
========

An unspecified vulnerability in Mednafen could result in the execution
of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Mednafen is an advanced NES, GB/GBC/GBA, TurboGrafx 16/CD, NGPC and
Lynx emulator.

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

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  games-emulation/mednafen
                                  < 0.8.13                  >= 0.8.13

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

An unspecified vulnerability has been discovered in Mednafen when using
network play.

Impact
======

A remote server could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
process.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Mednafen users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=games-emulation/mednafen-0.8.13"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2010-3085
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-3085

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

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

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201311-01.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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

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