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Tremulous: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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Tremulous: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Tremulous: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code



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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
=======
A buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in Tremulous.

Background
=========
Tremulous is a team-based First Person Shooter game.

Affected packages
================
       -------------------------------------------------------------------
        Package                  /  Vulnerable  /              Unaffected
       -------------------------------------------------------------------
     1  games-fps/tremulous         < 1.1.0-r2                >= 1.1.0-r2
     2  games-fps/tremulous-bin       < 1.1.0                 Vulnerable!
       -------------------------------------------------------------------
        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.
       -------------------------------------------------------------------
        2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
       -------------------------------------------------------------------

Description
==========
It has been reported that Tremulous includes a vulnerable version of
the ioQuake3 engine (GLSA 200605-12, CVE-2006-2236).

Impact
=====
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
=========
There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
=========
Tremulous users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=games-fps/tremulous-1.1.0-r2"

Note: The binary version of Tremulous has been removed from the Portage
tree.

References
=========
     [ 1 ] CVE-2006-2236
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2236 
     [ 2 ] GLSA 200605-12
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200605-12.xml 

Availability
===========
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?
========
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
======
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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