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GTetrinet: Remote code execution


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200609-02 / GTetrinet
Release Date September 06, 2006
Latest Revision September 07, 2006: 02
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
games-puzzle/gtetrinet < 0.7.10 >= 0.7.10 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #144867


GTetrinet is vulnerable to a remote buffer overflow, potentially leading to arbitrary code execution.

2.  Impact Information


GTetrinet is a networked Tetris clone for GNOME 2.


Michael Gehring has found that GTetrinet fails to properly handle array indexes.


An attacker can potentially execute arbitrary code by sending a negative number of players to the server.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All GTetrinet users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=games-puzzle/gtetrinet-0.7.10"

4.  References


Page updated September 06, 2006

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