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[GLSA-200606-20] Typespeed: Remote execution of arbitrary code

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Typespeed: Remote execution of arbitrary code

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200606-20
(Typespeed: Remote execution of arbitrary code)


Niko Tyni discovered a buffer overflow in the addnewword() function of
Typespeed's network code.

Impact

By sending specially crafted network packets to a machine running
Typespeed in multiplayer mode, a remote attacker can execute arbitrary
code with the permissions of the user running the game.

Workaround

Do not run Typespeed in multiplayer mode. There is no known workaround
at this time for multiplayer mode.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1515


Solution:
All Typespeed users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=games-misc/typespeed-0.5.0"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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