Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : tomboy (MDVSA-2011:035)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in tomboy :

The (1) tomboy and (2) tomboy-panel scripts in GNOME Tomboy 1.5.2 and
earlier place a zero-length directory name in the LD_LIBRARY_PATH,
which allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse shared
library in the current working directory. NOTE: vector 1 exists
because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2005-4790.2 (CVE-2010-4005).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected tomboy package.

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: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 52061 ()

Bugtraq ID: 44750

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4005

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