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BomberClone: Remote execution of arbitrary code

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200602-09 / games-action/bomberclone
Release Date February 16, 2006
Latest Revision February 16, 2006: 01
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
games-action/bomberclone < 0.11.6.2-r1 >= 0.11.6.2-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #121605

Synopsis

BomberClone is vulnerable to a buffer overflow which may lead to remote execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information

Background

BomberClone is a remake of the classic game "BomberMan". It supports multiple players via IP network connection.

Description

Stefan Cornelius of the Gentoo Security team discovered multiple missing buffer checks in BomberClone's code.

Impact

By sending overly long error messages to the game via network, a remote attacker may exploit buffer overflows to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running BomberClone.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All BomberClone users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=games-action/bomberclone-0.11.6.2-r1"

4.  References



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