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<title>Typespeed: Remote execution of arbitrary code</title>
<synopsis>
A buffer overflow in the network code of Typespeed can lead to the
execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">typespeed</product>
<announced>June 19, 2006</announced>
<revised>June 19, 2006: 01</revised>
<bug>135071</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="games-misc/typespeed" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.5.0</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.5.0</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Typespeed is a game to test and practice 10-finger-typing. Network code
allows two users to compete head-to-head.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Niko Tyni discovered a buffer overflow in the addnewword() function of
Typespeed's network code.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="high">
<p>
By sending specially crafted network packets to a machine running
Typespeed in multiplayer mode, a remote attacker can execute arbitrary
code with the permissions of the user running the game.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
Do not run Typespeed in multiplayer mode. There is no known workaround
at this time for multiplayer mode.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Typespeed users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=games-misc/typespeed-0.5.0&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1515">CVE-2006-1515</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sun, 11 Jun 2006 22:01:54 +0000">
falco
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 13 Jun 2006 05:10:07 +0000">
frilled
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sun, 18 Jun 2006 12:23:54 +0000">
falco
</metadata>
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