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New FreeDink DFArc frontend 3.14 release

Item posted by Sylvain Beucler <Beuc> on Wed 06 Jun 2018 07:03:46 PM UTC.

Here's a new release of DFArc, a frontend to run the GNU FreeDink game and manage its numerous add-on adventures or D-Mods :)

This release fixes CVE-2018-0496: Sylvain Beucler and Dan Walma discovered several directory traversal issues in DFArc (as well as in the RTsoft's Dink Smallwood HD / ProtonSDK version), allowing an attacker to overwrite arbitrary files on the user's system.

Also in this release:

- New Swedish and Friulian translations.

- Updated Catalan, Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish translations.

- Fix crash when clicking on 'Package' when there is no D-Mod present.

- Compilation fixes for OS X.

- Reproducible build process for Windows (as well as GNU/Linux depending on your distro) - see

A note about distros security support:

- Debian Security team graciously issued a CVE ID under 72h but declined both a security upload and a rationale on their choice; fix diverted to the next ~quarterly point release
- Fedora/RedHat security did not answer after 6 days; fortunately Fedora is flexible enough to allow package maintainers to upgrade DFArc in previous releases on their own
- Gentoo Security did not answer after 7 days
- FreeBSD ports and Mageia packagers were contacted but did not answer
- In Arch, package still stuck between orphaned and deleted state due to a 2017 bug

It seems security support for packages without large user base and/or games is delayed significantly at best.

About GNU FreeDink:

Dink Smallwood is an adventure/role-playing game, similar to Zelda, made by RTsoft. Besides twisted humor, it includes the actual game editor, allowing players to create hundreds of new adventures called Dink Modules or D-Mods for short.

GNU FreeDink is a new and portable version of the game engine, which runs the original game as well as its D-Mods, with close
compatibility, under multiple platforms.

DFArc is an integrated frontend, .dmod installer and .dmod archiver for the Dink Smallwood game engine.


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