Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : freeciv (MDKSA-2006:135)

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Buffer overflow in Freeciv 2.1.0-beta1 and earlier, and SVN 15 Jul
2006 and earlier, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service
(crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a (1) negative
chunk_length or a (2) large chunk->offset value in a
generic_handle_player_attribute_chunk function in common/packets.c,
and (3) a large packet->length value in the handle_unit_orders
function in server/unithand.c.

The updated packages have been patched to fix this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected freeciv-client, freeciv-data and / or
freeciv-server packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 23885 (mandrake_MDKSA-2006-135.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3913

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