Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2442-2 openarena -- UDP traffic amplification
- Date Reported:
- 31 Mar 2012
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 665656.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2010-5077.
- More information:
It has been discovered that spoofed
getstatusUDP 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+squeeze3.
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.