GLSA-201001-07 : Blender: Untrusted search path

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Synopsis :

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

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

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

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
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

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

Bugtraq ID: 31931

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4863