USN-699-1: Blender vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-699-1

22nd December, 2008

blender vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software description

  • blender


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)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
blender 2.41-1ubuntu4.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Blender to effect
the necessary changes.


CVE-2008-1102, CVE-2008-4863