Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : tomboy (MDVSA-2008:064)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37621


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A flaw in how tomboy handles LD_LIBRARY_PATH was discovered where by appending paths to LD_LIBRARY_PATH the program would also search the current directory for shared libraries. In directories containing network data, those libraries could be injected into the application.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected tomboy package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37621

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-064.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

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:mandriva:linux:tomboy, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2008/03/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-4790

MDVSA: 2008:064