GLSA-200404-12 : Scorched 3D server chat box format string vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200404-12
(Scorched 3D server chat box format string vulnerability)

Scorched 3D (build 36.2 and before) does not properly check the text
entered in the Chat box (T key). Using format string characters, you can
generate a heap overflow. This and several other unchecked buffers have
been corrected in the build 37 release.

Impact :

This vulnerability can be easily exploited to remotely crash the Scorched
3D server, disconnecting all clients. It could also theorically be used to
execute arbitrary code on the server with the rights of the user running
the server.

Workaround :

A workaround is not currently known for this issue. All users are advised
to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200404-12.xml

Solution :

Scorched 3D users should upgrade to version 37 or later:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=games-strategy/scorched3d-37'
# emerge '>=games-strategy/scorched3d-37'

Risk factor :

High

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14477 (gentoo_GLSA-200404-12.nasl)

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