Descriptionclient/cl_parse.c in the id3 Quake 3 Engine 1.32c and the Icculus Quake 3 Engine (ioquake3) revision 810 and earlier allows remote malicious servers to overwrite arbitrary write-protected cvars variables on the client, such as cl_allowdownload for Automatic Downloading and fs_homepath for the quake3 path, via a string of cvar names and values sent from the server. NOTE: this can be combined with another vulnerability to overwrite arbitrary files.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs660834
Debian/oldoldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/oldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
ioquake3 (PTS)wheezy1.36+svn2287-1fixed
stretch, sid1.36+u20150926+dfsg1-1fixed
tremulous (PTS)squeeze/contrib1.1.0-8~squeeze1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs

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