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Irrlicht: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200903-10 / irrlicht
Release Date March 07, 2009
Latest Revision March 07, 2009: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
dev-games/irrlicht < 1.5 >= 1.5 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #252203


A buffer overflow might lead to the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

2.  Impact Information


The Irrlicht Engine is an open source cross-platform high performance realtime 3D engine written in C++.


An unspecified component of the B3D loader is vulnerable to a buffer overflow due to missing boundary checks.


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

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All irrlicht users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-games/irrlicht-1.5"

4.  References


Page updated March 07, 2009

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