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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21276


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


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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21276

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200604-11.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/04/26

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:crossfire-server, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/04/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/02/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1010

OSVDB: 23549

GLSA: 200604-11