PLIB: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

2018-03-26T00:00:00
ID GLSA-201803-13
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2018-03-26T00:00:00

Description

Background

PLIB includes sound effects, music, a complete 3D engine, font rendering, a simple Windowing library, a game scripting language, a GUI, networking, 3D math library and a collection of handy utility functions.

Description

A stack-based buffer overflow within the error function of ssg/ssgParser.cxx was discovered in PLIB.

Impact

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to open a specially crafted 3d model file, could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All PLIB users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/plib-1.8.5-r1"