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|Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:22 am Post subject: [ GLSA 201401-28 ] Tomboy: Privilege escalation
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Tomboy: Privilege escalation (GLSA 201401-28)
Date: January 26, 2014
A vulnerability in Tomboy could result in privilege escalation.
Tomboy is a desktop note-taking application.
Vulnerable: < 1.4.2-r1
Unaffected: >= 1.4.2-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures
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).
A local attacker could gain escalated privileges via a specially crafted
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Tomboy users should upgrade to the latest version:
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-misc/tomboy-1.4.2-r1"
available since March 02, 2011. It is likely that your system is already
no longer affected by this issue.