GLSA 200903-10 Irrlicht: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 03/07/2009 11:35 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Irrlicht: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200903-10
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Irrlicht: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: March 07, 2009
Bugs: #252203
ID: 200903-10

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

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

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-games/irrlicht lt; 1.5 gt;= 1.5

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

Impact
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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).

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All irrlicht users should upgrade to the latest version:

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

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-5876
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5876

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200903-10.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2009 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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