Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : tomboy vulnerability (USN-560-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29892
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionJan 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected tomboy package.