USN-699-1: Blender vulnerabilities
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-699-1
22nd December, 2008
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
It was discovered that Blender did not correctly handle certain malformed
Radiance RGBE images. If a user were tricked into opening a .blend file
containing a specially crafted Radiance RGBE image, an attacker could execute
arbitrary code with the user's privileges. (CVE-2008-1102)
It was discovered that Blender did not properly sanitize the Python search
path. A local attacker could execute arbitrary code by inserting a specially
crafted Python file in the Blender working directory. (CVE-2008-4863)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Blender to effect
the necessary changes.