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Bug 661710 (CVE-2018-1999023)

Summary: <games-strategy/wesnoth-1.14.4: Arbitrary code execution/sandbox escape
Product: Gentoo Security Reporter: Florian Schuhmacher <mynt1aa>
Component: VulnerabilitiesAssignee: Gentoo Security <security>
Severity: normal CC: games
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: ~2 [noglsa cve]
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Florian Schuhmacher 2018-07-21 02:56:47 UTC
A vulnerability was found in wesnoth which allows arbitrary code execution by exploiting a vulnerability within the Lua scripting language engine which allows escaping existing sandbox measures in place and executing untrusted bytecode.

Wesnoth executes Lua code from untrusted local files either written by players 
or downloaded through a player content distribution server, as well as from 
data sent over the network in multiplayer games; thus this vulnerability is 
rather severe as it can be exploited remotely by malicious parties without the 
user's knowledge.

Gentoo Security Scout
Florian Schuhmacher
Comment 1 Brian Evans (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2018-07-24 19:18:17 UTC

>This has been assigned CVE-2018-1999023. The fix is shipped in the newly >released version 1.14.4.

1.14.4 is the only version in the repo.

Up to security now.