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[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

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