Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : tomboy vulnerability (USN-560-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29892


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Jan Oravec discovered that Tomboy did not properly setup the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable. A local attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code as the user invoking the program.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected tomboy package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29892

File Name: ubuntu_USN-560-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/01/08

Modified: 2016/05/27

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tomboy, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/10/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-4790

OSVDB: 19982, 39577, 39578

USN: 560-1