A vulnerability in Tomboy could result in privilege escalation.
|Package||app-misc/tomboy on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.4.2-r1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.4.2-r1|
Tomboy is a desktop note-taking application.
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 shared library.
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.
January 26, 2014
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