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Typespeed: remote execution of arbitrary code



Typespeed: Remote execution of arbitrary code
Typespeed: Remote execution of arbitrary code



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200606-20
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  Severity: High
     Title: Typespeed: Remote execution of arbitrary code
      Date: June 19, 2006
      Bugs: #135071
        ID: 200606-20

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Synopsis
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A buffer overflow in the network code of Typespeed can lead to the
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
=========
Typespeed is a game to test and practice 10-finger-typing. Network code
allows two users to compete head-to-head.

Affected packages
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     Package               /  Vulnerable  /                 Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  games-misc/typespeed       < 0.5.0                       >= 0.5.0

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

Resolution
=========
All Typespeed users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=games-misc/typespeed-0.5.0"

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

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200606-20.xml 

Concerns?
========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 

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