Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Gentoo Local Security Checks >> [GLSA-200509-09] Py2Play: Remote execution of arbitrary Python code


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200509-09] Py2Play: Remote execution of arbitrary Python code

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Py2Play: Remote execution of arbitrary Python code

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200509-09
(Py2Play: Remote execution of arbitrary Python code)


Arc Riley discovered that Py2Play uses Python pickles to send
objects over a peer-to-peer game network, and that clients accept
without restriction the objects and code sent by peers.

Impact

A remote attacker participating in a Py2Play-powered game can send
malicious Python pickles, resulting in the execution of arbitrary
Python code on the targeted game client.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2875


Solution:
The Py2Play package has been hard-masked prior to complete removal
from Portage, and current users are advised to unmerge the package:
# emerge --unmerge dev-python/py2play


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

Cables, Connectors

Acer TravelMate P256-M Intel Core i5-4210U CPU @ 1.70GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
$150.0
Acer TravelMate P256-M Intel Core i5-4210U CPU @ 1.70GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz pictureASUS K53E Intel Pentium CPU Laptop *PARTS ONLY* -CZ
$39.99
ASUS K53E Intel Pentium CPU Laptop *PARTS ONLY* -CZ pictureIntel Core i5-4450 3.20GHz 4 Cores 4 Threads SR1QK Desktop CPU:
$75.0
Intel Core i5-4450 3.20GHz 4 Cores 4 Threads SR1QK Desktop CPU:   picturei5-2500K 2nd Gen 3.3 GHz 6MB Cache Processor SR008 Sandy Bridge
$45.0
i5-2500K 2nd Gen 3.3 GHz 6MB Cache Processor SR008 Sandy Bridge picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.