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Pioneers: Multiple Denials of Service


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200711-20 / pioneers
Release Date November 14, 2007
Latest Revision November 29, 2007: 04
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
games-board/pioneers < 0.11.3-r1 >= 0.11.3-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #198807


Two Denial of Service vulnerabilities were discovered in Pioneers.

2.  Impact Information


Pioneers (formerly gnocatan) is a clone of the popular board game "The Settlers of Catan".


Roland Clobus discovered that the Pioneers server may free sessions objects while they are still in use, resulting in access to invalid memory zones (CVE-2007-5933). Bas Wijnen discovered an error when closing connections which can lead to a failed assertion (CVE-2007-6010).


A remote attacker could send specially crafted data to the vulnerable server, resulting in a Denial of Service.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Pioneers users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=games-board/pioneers-0.11.3-r1"

4.  References


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