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Bug 661710 (CVE-2018-1999023) - <games-strategy/wesnoth-1.14.4: Arbitrary code execution/sandbox escape
Summary: <games-strategy/wesnoth-1.14.4: Arbitrary code execution/sandbox escape
Alias: CVE-2018-1999023
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: ~2 [noglsa cve]
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-07-21 02:56 UTC by Florian Schuhmacher
Modified: 2019-03-24 02:48 UTC (History)
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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.

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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.