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Mednafen: Arbitrary code execution

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201311-01 / mednafen
Release Date November 04, 2013
Latest Revision November 04, 2013: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
games-emulation/mednafen < 0.8.13 >= 0.8.13 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #326141

Synopsis

An unspecified vulnerability in Mednafen could result in the execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information

Background

Mednafen is an advanced NES, GB/GBC/GBA, TurboGrafx 16/CD, NGPC and Lynx emulator.

Description

An unspecified vulnerability has been discovered in Mednafen when using network play.

Impact

A remote server could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Mednafen users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=games-emulation/mednafen-0.8.13"

4.  References



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