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[GLSA-200604-05] Doomsday: Format string vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Doomsday: Format string vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200604-05
(Doomsday: Format string vulnerability)


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.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1618
http://aluigi.altervista.org/adv/doomsdayfs-adv.txt


Solution:
Doomsday has been masked in Portage pending the resolution of
these issues. All Doomsday users are advised to uninstall the package
until further notice.
# emerge --ask --verbose --unmerge games-fps/doomsday


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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