A buffer overflow might lead to the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.
|Package||dev-games/irrlicht on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.5|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.5|
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).
There is no known workaround at this time.
All irrlicht users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-games/irrlicht-1.5"
March 07, 2009
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