Debian: DSA-2442-1: openarena security update

    Date26 Mar 2012
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It has been discovered that spoofed "getstatus" UDP requests are being sent by attackers to servers for use with games derived from the Quake 3 engine (such as openarena). These servers respond with a packet flood to the victim whose IP address was impersonated by the
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2442-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                            Florian Weimer
    March 26, 2012                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : openarena
    Vulnerability  : UDP traffic amplification
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2010-5077
    Debian Bug     : 665656
    
    It has been discovered that spoofed "getstatus" UDP requests are being
    sent by attackers to servers for use with games derived from the
    Quake 3 engine (such as openarena).  These servers respond with a
    packet flood to the victim whose IP address was impersonated by the
    attackers, causing a denial of service.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.8.5-5+squeeze2.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy) and the unstable distribution
    (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 0.8.5-6.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your openarena packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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