GLSA-201401-28 : Tomboy: Privilege escalation

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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-201401-28
(Tomboy: Privilege escalation)

Tomboy places a zero-length directory name in the LD_LIBRARY_PATH, which
might result in the current working directory (.) to be included when
searching for dynamically linked libraries.
NOTE: This vulnerability exists due to an incomplete fix for
CVE-2005-4790 (GLSA 200711-12).

Impact :

A local attacker could gain escalated privileges via a specially crafted
shared library.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200711-12.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201401-28.xml

Solution :

All Tomboy users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-misc/tomboy-1.4.2-r1'
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
available since March 02, 2011. It is likely that your system is already
no longer affected by this issue.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72130 ()

Bugtraq ID: 44750

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4005