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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 29892
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

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Solution

Update the affected tomboy package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/560-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29892

File Name: ubuntu_USN-560-1.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/8/2008

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Vector: 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: 1/7/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-4790

USN: 560-1