Tomboy: Privilege escalation — GLSA 201401-28

A vulnerability in Tomboy could result in privilege escalation.

Affected Packages

app-misc/tomboy on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.4.2-r1
Unaffected versions >= 1.4.2-r1

Background

Tomboy is a desktop note-taking application.

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:

 # 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

Release Date
January 26, 2014

Latest Revision
January 26, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local

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