GLSA-201401-28 : Tomboy: Privilege escalation

medium Nessus Plugin ID 72130


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201401-28 (Tomboy: Privilege escalation)

Tomboy places a zero-length directory name in the LD_LIBRARY_PATH, which might result in the current working directory (.) to be included when searching for dynamically linked libraries.
NOTE: This vulnerability exists due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2005-4790 (GLSA 200711-12).
Impact :

A local attacker could gain escalated privileges via a specially crafted shared library.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Tomboy users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-misc/tomboy-1.4.2-r1' NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since March 02, 2011. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72130

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201401-28.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Published: 1/27/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/26/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4005

BID: 44750

GLSA: 201401-28