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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:22 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201401-28 ] Tomboy: Privilege escalation Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Tomboy: Privilege escalation (GLSA 201401-28)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: January 26, 2014
Bug(s): #356583
ID: 201401-28

Synopsis

A vulnerability in Tomboy could result in privilege escalation.

Background

Tomboy is a desktop note-taking application.

Affected Packages

Package: app-misc/tomboy
Vulnerable: < 1.4.2-r1
Unaffected: >= 1.4.2-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

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.

Resolution

All Tomboy users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# 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.


References

CVE-2010-4005
GLSA
200711-12
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