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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201402-07

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201402-07
Posted Feb 6, 2014
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201402-7 - A vulnerability in Freeciv may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code. Versions less than 2.2.1 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2010-2445
SHA-256 | deb446e7df508f0088a1b6546d796ef9ec44ab24fa5ac603705d4d7e43ac9102

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201402-07

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Severity: Normal
Title: Freeciv: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: February 06, 2014
Bugs: #329949
ID: 201402-07

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Synopsis
========

A vulnerability in Freeciv may allow a remote attacker to execute
arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Freeciv is an open-source empire building strategy game.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 games-strategy/freeciv < 2.2.1 >= 2.2.1

Description
===========

The Lua component of Freeciv does not restrict which modules may be
loaded by scenario scripts.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
scenario file, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code or
reading of arbitrary files with the privileges of the process.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Freeciv users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=games-strategy/freeciv-2.2.1"

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
available since July 26, 2010. It is likely that your system is already
no longer affected by this issue.

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2010-2445
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-2445

Availability
============

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201402-07.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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2014 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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