Bug 1605271 (CVE-2018-1999023) - CVE-2018-1999023 wesnoth: arbitrary code execution/sandbox escape
Summary: CVE-2018-1999023 wesnoth: arbitrary code execution/sandbox escape
Alias: CVE-2018-1999023
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1605315 1605314
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Reported: 2018-07-20 14:39 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2019-09-29 14:45 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: wesnoth 1.14.4
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Last Closed: 2019-06-10 10:33:47 UTC

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Description Andrej Nemec 2018-07-20 14:39:16 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.



Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2018-07-20 14:50:30 UTC
Created wesnoth tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-7 [bug 1605315]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1605314]

Comment 2 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-06-10 10:33:47 UTC
This CVE Bugzilla entry is for community support informational purposes only as it does not affect a package in a commercially supported Red Hat product. Refer to the dependent bugs for status of those individual community products.

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