GLSA 201001-07 Blender: Untrusted search path
Posted on: 01/14/2010 02:45 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Blender: Untrusted search path. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201001-07
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Blender: Untrusted search path
Date: January 13, 2010
Bugs: #245310
ID: 201001-07

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Synopsis
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An untrusted search path vulnerability in Blender might result in the
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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Blender is a 3D Creation/Animation/Publishing System.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-gfx/blender lt; 2.48a-r3 gt;=3D 2.48a-r3

Description
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Steffen Joeris reported that Blender's BPY_interface calls
PySys_SetArgv() in such a way that Python prepends sys.path with an
empty string.

Impact
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A local attacker could entice a user to run "blender" from a directory
containing a specially crafted Python module, resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Blender users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=3Dmedia-gfx/blender-2.48a-r3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-4863
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2008-4863

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-201001-07.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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2010 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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