GLSA-200801-14 : Blam: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

medium Nessus Plugin ID 30119
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VPR Score: 5.9


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200801-14 (Blam: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

The '/usr/bin/blam' script sets the 'LD_LIBRARY_PATH' environment variable incorrectly, which might result in the current working directory (.) being included when searching for dynamically linked libraries of the Mono Runtime application.
Impact :

A local attacker could entice a user to run Blam in a directory containing a specially crafted library file which could result in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Blam.
Workaround :

Do not run Blam from an untrusted working directory.


All Blam users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-news/blam-1.8.4'

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 30119

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200801-14.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 1/29/2008

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/27/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/8/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-4790

GLSA: 200801-14