Doomsday: Format string vulnerability — GLSA 200604-05

Format string vulnerabilities in Doomsday may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

games-fps/doomsday on all architectures
Affected versions <= 1.9.0_beta4
Unaffected versions >= 1.9.0_beta4

Background

Doomsday is a modern gaming engine for popular ID games like Doom, Heretic and Hexen.

Description

Luigi Auriemma discovered that Doomsday incorrectly implements formatted printing.

Impact

A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the Doomsday server or client by sending specially crafted strings.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Doomsday users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=games-fps/doomsday-1.9.0_beta4"

References

Release Date
April 06, 2006

Latest Revision
June 15, 2006: 02

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

Bugzilla entries