GLSA-200801-14 : Blam: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200801-14
(Blam: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

The '/usr/bin/blam' script sets the 'LD_LIBRARY_PATH' environment
variable incorrectly, which might result in the current working
directory (.) being included when searching for dynamically linked
libraries of the Mono Runtime application.

Impact :

A local attacker could entice a user to run Blam in a directory
containing a specially crafted library file which could result in the
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running

Workaround :

Do not run Blam from an untrusted working directory.

See also :

Solution :

All Blam users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-news/blam-1.8.4'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 30119 (gentoo_GLSA-200801-14.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-4790

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