GLSA-200603-11 : Freeciv: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21084


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-11 (Freeciv: Denial of Service)

Luigi Auriemma discovered that Freeciv could be tricked into the allocation of enormous chunks of memory when trying to uncompress malformed data packages, possibly leading to an out of memory condition which causes Freeciv to crash or freeze.
Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit this issue to cause a Denial of Service by sending specially crafted data packages to the Freeciv game server.
Workaround :

Play solo games or restrict your multiplayer games to trusted parties.


All Freeciv users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=games-strategy/freeciv-2.0.8'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21084

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200603-11.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/03/16

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:freeciv, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/03/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0047

OSVDB: 23667

GLSA: 200603-11

CWE: 20