BomberClone: Remote execution of arbitrary code — GLSA 200602-09

BomberClone is vulnerable to a buffer overflow which may lead to remote execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

games-action/bomberclone on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.11.6.2-r1
Unaffected versions >= 0.11.6.2-r1

Background

BomberClone is a remake of the classic game "BomberMan". It supports multiple players via IP network connection.

Description

Stefan Cornelius of the Gentoo Security team discovered multiple missing buffer checks in BomberClone's code.

Impact

By sending overly long error messages to the game via network, a remote attacker may exploit buffer overflows to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running BomberClone.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All BomberClone users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=games-action/bomberclone-0.11.6.2-r1"

References

Release Date
February 16, 2006

Latest Revision
February 16, 2006: 01

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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