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Category:   Application (Game)  >   Py2Play Vendors:   Lamy, Jean-Baptiste
Py2Play Lets Remote Users Send Arbitrary Code via Python Pickles
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1014933
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1014933
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 19 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network

Version(s): 0.1.7 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Py2Play. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The software does not properly validate or restrict Python pickles used to receive objects over a peer-to-peer game network. A remote user can send a specially crafted Python pickle that, when received by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

Arc Riley discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system with the privileges of the user running Py2Play.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.

Gentoo has issued a fix for Gento Linux:

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200509-09.xml

Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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