Blender: User-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code — GLSA 200704-19

A vulnerability has been discovered in Blender allowing for user-assisted arbitrary code execution.

Affected Packages

media-gfx/blender on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.43
Unaffected versions >= 2.43

Background

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

Description

Stefan Cornelius of Secunia Research discovered an insecure use of the "eval()" function in kmz_ImportWithMesh.py.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted Blender file (.kmz or .kml), resulting in the execution of arbitrary Python code with the privileges of the user running Blender.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Blender users should upgrade to the latest version:

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

References

Release Date
April 23, 2007

Latest Revision
April 23, 2007: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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