GLSA-200711-12 : Tomboy: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27847
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
Do not run Tomboy from an untrusted working directory.
SolutionAll Tomboy users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-misc/tomboy-0.8.1-r1'