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[GLSA-200702-09] Nexuiz: Multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Nexuiz: Multiple vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200702-09
(Nexuiz: Multiple vulnerabilities)


Nexuiz fails to correctly validate input within "clientcommands". There
is also a failure to correctly handle connection attempts from remote
hosts.

Impact

Using a specially crafted "clientcommand" a remote attacker can cause a
buffer overflow in Nexuiz which could result in the execution of
arbitrary code. Additionally, there is a Denial of Service
vulnerability in Nexuiz permiting a possible hacker to cause Nexuiz to crash
or to run out of resources by overloading it with specially crafted
connection requests.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6609
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6610


Solution:
All Nexuiz users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=games-fps/nexuiz-2.2.1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2007 Michel Arboi

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