GLSA-201001-07 : Blender: Untrusted search path

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201001-07
(Blender: Untrusted search path)

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 :

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 :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201001-07.xml

Solution :

All Blender users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/blender-2.48a-r3'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 44896 (gentoo_GLSA-201001-07.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4863