Gentoo Logo

Freeciv: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201402-07 / freeciv
Release Date February 06, 2014
Latest Revision February 06, 2014: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
games-strategy/freeciv < 2.2.1 >= 2.2.1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #329949


A vulnerability in Freeciv may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


Freeciv is an open-source empire building strategy game.


The Lua component of Freeciv does not restrict which modules may be loaded by scenario scripts.


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted scenario file, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code or reading of arbitrary files with the privileges of the process.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Freeciv users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=games-strategy/freeciv-2.2.1"

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since July 26, 2010. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

4.  References


Page updated February 06, 2014

Summary: This is a Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Security Team
Contact Address

Donate to support our development efforts.

Copyright 2001-2014 Gentoo Foundation, Inc. Questions, Comments? Contact us.