GLSA-200711-12 : Tomboy: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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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-200711-12
(Tomboy: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Jan Oravec reported that the '/usr/bin/tomboy' script sets the
'LD_LIBRARY_PATH' environment variable incorrectly, which might result
in the current working directory (.) to be included when searching for
dynamically linked libraries of the Mono Runtime application.

Impact :

A local attacker could entice a user into running Tomboy in a directory
containing a specially crafted library file to execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running Tomboy.

Workaround :

Do not run Tomboy from an untrusted working directory.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200711-12.xml

Solution :

All Tomboy users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-misc/tomboy-0.8.1-r1'

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: 27847 (gentoo_GLSA-200711-12.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-4790