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Blender: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200805-12 / blender
Release Date May 12, 2008
Latest Revision May 12, 2008: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-gfx/blender < 2.43-r2 >= 2.43-r2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #219008


Multiple vulnerabilities in Blender might result in the remote execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


Blender is a 3D creation, animation and publishing program.


Stefan Cornelius (Secunia Research) reported a boundary error within the imb_loadhdr() function in in the file source/blender/imbuf/intern/radiance_hdr.c when processing RGBE images (CVE-2008-1102). Multiple vulnerabilities involving insecure usage of temporary files have also been reported (CVE-2008-1103).


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file (.hdr or .blend), possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Blender users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/blender-2.43-r2"

4.  References


Page updated May 12, 2008

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