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[GLSA-200603-11] Freeciv: Denial of Service

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Freeciv: Denial of Service

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-11
(Freeciv: Denial of Service)


Luigi Auriemma discovered that Freeciv could be tricked into the
allocation of enormous chunks of memory when trying to uncompress
malformed data packages, possibly leading to an out of memory condition
which causes Freeciv to crash or freeze.

Impact

A remote attacker could exploit this issue to cause a Denial of
Service by sending specially crafted data packages to the Freeciv game
server.

Workaround

Play solo games or restrict your multiplayer games to trusted
parties.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0047
http://aluigi.altervista.org/adv/freecivdos-adv.txt


Solution:
All Freeciv users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=games-strategy/freeciv-2.0.8"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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