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Doomsday: Format string vulnerability


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200604-05 / doomsday
Release Date April 06, 2006
Latest Revision June 15, 2006: 02
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
games-fps/doomsday <= 1.9.0_beta4 >= 1.9.0_beta4 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #128690


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

2.  Impact Information


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


Luigi Auriemma discovered that Doomsday incorrectly implements formatted printing.


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.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Doomsday users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=games-fps/doomsday-1.9.0_beta4"

4.  References


Page updated April 06, 2006

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