[ GLSA 200604-05 ] Doomsday: Format string vulnerability



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200604-05
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: Doomsday: Format string vulnerability
Date: April 06, 2006
Bugs: #128690
ID: 200604-05

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Synopsis
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Format string vulnerabilities in Doomsday may lead to the execution of
arbitrary code.

Background
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Doomsday is a modern gaming engine for popular ID games like Doom,
Heretic and Hexen.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 games-fps/doomsday <= 1.8.6-r1 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
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Luigi Auriemma discovered that Doomsday incorrectly implements
formatted printing.

Impact
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A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to execute
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the Doomsday server
or client by sending specially crafted strings.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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Doomsday has been masked in Portage pending the resolution of these
issues. All Doomsday users are advised to uninstall the package until
further notice.

# emerge --ask --verbose --unmerge games-fps/doomsday

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-1618
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1618
[ 2 ] Original advisory by Luigi Auriemma
http://aluigi.altervista.org/adv/doomsdayfs-adv.txt

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-200604-05.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@xxxxxxxxxx or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 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

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