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Pioneers Long Chat Message Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2006-01-30    Last Update:  2006-02-03    Views:  8,124

Secunia Advisory SA18647

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Bas Wijnen has discovered a vulnerability in Pioneers, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is cause due to a boundary error in the game server in the handling of an overly long chat message sent by a client. This can be exploited to cause the server to terminate with an assertion failure.

The vulnerability has been confirmed in version 0.9.40. Prior versions may also be affected.

Note: The clients reportedly may also crash when receiving the overly long message.


Solution:
Update to version 0.9.49.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Bas Wijnen

Original Advisory:
Debian Bugzilla:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=350237

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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