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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-26
(bsd-games: Local privilege escalation in tetris-bsd)
Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered that
the checkscores() function in scores.c reads in the data from the
/var/games/tetris-bsd.scores file without validation, rendering it
vulnerable to buffer overflows and incompatible with the system used
for managing games on Gentoo Linux. As a result, it cannot be played
securely on systems with multiple users. Please note that this is
probably a Gentoo-specific issue.
A local user who is a member of group 'games' may be able to modify the
tetris-bsd.scores file to trigger the execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of other players.
Do not add untrusted users to the 'games' group.
See also :
All bsd-games users are advised to update to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=games-misc/bsd-games-2.17-r1'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 21166 (gentoo_GLSA-200603-26.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2006-1539
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