GLSA-200604-11 : Crossfire server: Denial of Service and potential arbitrary code execution

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200604-11
(Crossfire server: Denial of Service and potential arbitrary code execution)

Luigi Auriemma discovered a vulnerability in the Crossfire game
server, in the handling of the 'oldsocketmode' option when processing
overly large requests.

Impact :

An attacker can set up a malicious Crossfire client that would
send a large request in 'oldsocketmode', resulting in a Denial of
Service on the Crossfire server and potentially in the execution of
arbitrary code on the server with the rights of the game server.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Crossfire server users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=games-server/crossfire-server-1.9.0'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21276 (gentoo_GLSA-200604-11.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1010

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