Irrlicht: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code — GLSA 200903-10

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

Affected Packages

dev-games/irrlicht on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.5
Unaffected versions >= 1.5

Background

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

Description

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

Impact

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

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All irrlicht users should upgrade to the latest version:

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

References

Release Date
March 07, 2009

Latest Revision
March 07, 2009: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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