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OpenTTD: Format string vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200509-03 / openttd
Release Date September 05, 2005
Latest Revision May 22, 2006: 02
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
games-simulation/openttd < >= All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #102631


OpenTTD is vulnerable to format string vulnerabilities which may result in remote execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


OpenTTD is an open source clone of the simulation game "Transport Tycoon Deluxe" by Microprose.


Alexey Dobriyan discovered several format string vulnerabilities in OpenTTD.


A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to crash the OpenTTD server or client and possibly execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running OpenTTD.

3.  Resolution Information


There are no known workarounds at this time.


All OpenTTD users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=games-simulation/openttd-"

4.  References


Page updated September 05, 2005

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