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Secunia Security Advisory 48594

Secunia Security Advisory 48594
Posted Mar 28, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Debian has issued an update for openarena. This fixes a weakness, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

tags | advisory, denial of service
systems | linux, debian
MD5 | d1721133e5418530f1d3a07e59d1814b

Secunia Security Advisory 48594

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TITLE:
Debian update for openarena

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA48594

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/48594/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=48594

RELEASE DATE:
2012-03-28

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/48594/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
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* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
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* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/48594/

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https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=48594

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* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
Debian has issued an update for openarena. This fixes a weakness,
which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of
Service).

The weakness is caused due to an error in the ioquake3 engine
component when processing "getstatus" packets. This can be exploited
to cause excessive network traffic in response to specially crafted
packets with a spoofed source address.

SOLUTION:
Apply updated packages via the apt-get package manager.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
DSA-2442-1:
http://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2442

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
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Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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