USN-238-1: Blender vulnerability
Posted on: 01/06/2006 10:22 AM

A new Blender vulnerability update is available for Ubuntu Linux. Here the announcement:

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-238-1 January 06, 2006
blender vulnerability

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger)

The following packages are affected:


The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to
version 2.37a-1ubuntu1.1. In general, a standard system upgrade is
sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

Kurt Fitzner discovered that the NBD (network block device) server did
not correctly verify the maximum size of request packets. By sending
specially crafted large request packets, a remote attacker who is
allowed to access the server could exploit this to execute arbitrary
code with root privileges.

Source archives:
Size/MD5: 11607 282c2bc853abdd9fcadeb94fd42d293f
Size/MD5: 759 f6d6c5fe8bba50202cb60db85a1f3240
Size/MD5: 7885589 2af6afdb01c1d297c43602982d9a919c

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)
Size/MD5: 4791610 926553266642bd9f625e1b27dccd23ff

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)
Size/MD5: 4113452 ee9f2a301ed054d9c56dd2412757465b

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)
Size/MD5: 4641056 8b75ee14b6ce089d7172c88343a1b821

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