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Category:   Application (Game)  >   Urban Vendors:   Borgstrom, Jonas et al
Urban Game Buffer Overflows Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1014848
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1014848
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-2810   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 8 2008
Original Entry Date:  Sep 3 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.5.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Urban. A local user can gain elevated privileges.

A local user can supply a specially crafted HOME environment variable value to trigger any of several stack-based buffer overflows in the processing of filenames. Arbitrary code can be executed with 'games' group privileges.

The 'config/config.cc', 'engine/game.cc', 'highscor/highscor.cc. and 'meny/meny.cc' files are affected.

Shaun at rsc.cx discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can execute arbitrary code with 'games' group privileges.
Solution:   A source code fix (for FreeBSD) is available via CVS at:

http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/ports/games/urban/

Vendor URL:  urban.bengburken.net/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.


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