Fedora 17 : redeclipse-1.2-12.fc17 (2012-11582)
High Nessus Plugin ID 61582
SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA flaw was found in the way Red Eclipse handled config files. In cube2-engine games, game maps can be transmitted either from the server to a client, or from client to client. These maps include a config file (mapname.cfg) in 'cubescript' format, which allows for an attacker to send a malicious script via a new map. This map must either be chosen by an administrator on the server, or created in co-operative editing mode. A malicious script could then be used to read or write to any files that the user running the client has access to when the victim loads a map with the malicious configuration file.
The patch included in this update stops 'textedit' commands being able to be run in map-run scripts, thus disabling the ability to read/write to user files.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected redeclipse package.