GLSA-200605-12 : Quake 3 engine based games: Buffer Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 21354


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200605-12 (Quake 3 engine based games: Buffer Overflow)

landser discovered a vulnerability within the 'remapShader' command. Due to a boundary handling error in 'remapShader', there is a possibility of a buffer overflow.
Impact :

An attacker could set up a malicious game server and entice users to connect to it, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the game user.
Workaround :

Do not connect to untrusted game servers.


All Quake 3 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=games-fps/quake3-bin-1.32c' All RTCW users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=games-fps/rtcw-1.41b' All Enemy Territory users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=games-fps/enemy-territory-2.60b'

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21354

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200605-12.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:enemy-territory, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:quake3-bin, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:rtcw, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/05/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/05/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2236

BID: 17857

OSVDB: 25279

GLSA: 200605-12