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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 30119


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'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 30119

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200801-14.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/01/29

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:blam, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/10/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-4790

OSVDB: 19982, 39577, 39578

GLSA: 200801-14