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Tremulous: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200901-06 / tremulous tremulous-bin
Release Date January 11, 2009
Latest Revision January 11, 2009: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
games-fps/tremulous < 1.1.0-r2 >= 1.1.0-r2 All supported architectures
games-fps/tremulous-bin < 1.1.0 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #222119


A buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in Tremulous.

2.  Impact Information


Tremulous is a team-based First Person Shooter game.


It has been reported that Tremulous includes a vulnerable version of the ioQuake3 engine (GLSA 200605-12, CVE-2006-2236).


A remote attacker could entice a user to connect to a malicious games server, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


Tremulous users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=games-fps/tremulous-1.1.0-r2"

Note: The binary version of Tremulous has been removed from the Portage tree.

4.  References


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