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

High Nessus Plugin ID 23885


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


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 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.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 23885

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-135.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/12/16

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:freeciv-client, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:freeciv-data, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:freeciv-server, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/07/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3913

MDKSA: 2006:135