Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : tomboy (MDVSA-2011:035)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 52061


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in tomboy :

The (1) tomboy and (2) tomboy-panel scripts in GNOME Tomboy 1.5.2 and earlier place a zero-length directory name in the LD_LIBRARY_PATH, which allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse shared library in the current working directory. NOTE: vector 1 exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2005-4790.2 (CVE-2010-4005).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected tomboy package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 52061

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-035.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/02/23

Modified: 2014/01/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tomboy, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/02/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4005

BID: 44750

MDVSA: 2011:035