Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : freeciv (MDKSA-2006:135)
High Nessus Plugin ID 23885
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionBuffer 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 PACKET_PLAYER_ATTRIBUTE_CHUNK packet in the 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected freeciv-client, freeciv-data and / or freeciv-server packages.