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|Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:26 am Post subject: [ GLSA 200606-20 ] Typespeed: Remote execution of arbitrary
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Typespeed: Remote execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200606-20)
Date: June 19, 2006
A buffer overflow in the network code of Typespeed can lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
Typespeed is a game to test and practice 10-finger-typing. Network code allows two users to compete head-to-head.
Vulnerable: < 0.5.0
Unaffected: >= 0.5.0
Architectures: All supported architectures
Niko Tyni discovered a buffer overflow in the addnewword() function of Typespeed's network code.
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.
Do not run Typespeed in multiplayer mode. There is no known workaround at this time for multiplayer mode.
All Typespeed users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=games-misc/typespeed-0.5.0"