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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27847


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27847

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200711-12.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/11/09

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:tomboy, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/10/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-4790

OSVDB: 19982, 39577, 39578

GLSA: 200711-12