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Scorched 3D: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200511-12 / scorched3d
Release Date November 15, 2005
Latest Revision August 10, 2006: 03
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
games-strategy/scorched3d <= 39.1 >= 40 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #111421


Multiple vulnerabilities in Scorched 3D allow a remote attacker to deny service or execute arbitrary code on game servers.

2.  Impact Information


Scorched 3D is a clone of the classic "Scorched Earth" DOS game, adding features like a 3D island environment and Internet multiplayer capabilities.


Luigi Auriemma discovered multiple flaws in the Scorched 3D game server, including a format string vulnerability and several buffer overflows.


A remote attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities to crash a game server or execute arbitrary code with the rights of the game server user. Users not running a Scorched 3D game server are not affected by these flaws.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Scorched 3D users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=games-strategy/scorched3d-40"

4.  References


Page updated November 15, 2005

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