tetris-bsd is prone to local privilege escalation vulnerabilities.
|Package||games-misc/bsd-games on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.17-r1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.17-r1|
bsd-games is a collection of NetBSD games ported to Linux.
Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered that the checkscores() function in scores.c reads in the data from the /var/games/tetris-bsd.scores file without validation, rendering it vulnerable to buffer overflows and incompatible with the system used for managing games on Gentoo Linux. As a result, it cannot be played securely on systems with multiple users. Please note that this is probably a Gentoo-specific issue.
A local user who is a member of group "games" may be able to modify the tetris-bsd.scores file to trigger the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of other players.
Do not add untrusted users to the "games" group.
All bsd-games users are advised to update to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=games-misc/bsd-games-2.17-r1"
March 29, 2006
May 22, 2006: 02