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Secunia Security Advisory 34253

Secunia Security Advisory 34253
Posted Mar 13, 2009
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in Wesnoth, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct DoS (Denial of Service) attacks.

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Secunia Security Advisory 34253

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TITLE:
Wesnoth "simple_wml.cpp" Denial of Service Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA34253

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/34253/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in Wesnoth, which can be exploited
by malicious people to conduct DoS (Denial of Service) attacks.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the
"uncompress_buffer()" function in simple_wml.cpp. This can be
exploited to crash the system via a specially crafted WML document.

The vulnerability is reported in version 1.4.7. Other versions may
also be affected.

SOLUTION:
Fixed in the SVN repository.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Debian credits Daniel Franke.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://svn.gna.org/viewcvs/wesnoth/?rev=33069

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