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Buffer overflow bug shakes Quake
The issue, which has been reported to id Software which developed the game, has the potential, as with all buffer overflow bugs, to allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on a server, potentially enabling him to take control of a machine.
Both Quake III Arena 1.29f and 1.29g are affected by the problem, and earlier versions of the software are believed to be safe.
A beta version of Quake III 1.29h, which addresses a "server crash exploit" and improves game play had been released by id Software, which is recommending that users of Quake III Arena 1.29f and 1.29g should upgrade.
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