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NEWS: Py2Play Game Engine Arbitrary Python Code Execution Vulnerability

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Secunia Advisory: SA16855 Print Advisory
Release Date: 2005-09-19

Moderately critical
Impact: System access
Where: From local network
Solution Status: Vendor Patch

Software: Py2Play 0.x

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CVE reference: CAN-2005-2875

Arc Riley has reported a vulnerability in Py2Play, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused to a design error in the handling of serialized Python objects (pickles) sent from other clients. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary Python code in a network game that uses Py2Play, via specially crafted classes.

The vulnerability has been reported in version 0.1.7. Other versions may also be affected.

The vulnerability has been fixed in the CVS repositories by disabling network support.

Play network games only when connected to trusted networks.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Arc Riley

Original Advisory:
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