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<glsa id="201401-28">
<title>Tomboy: Privilege escalation</title>
<synopsis>A vulnerability in Tomboy could result in privilege escalation.</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">tomboy</product>
<announced>January 26, 2014</announced>
<revised>January 26, 2014: 1</revised>
<package name="app-misc/tomboy" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.4.2-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.4.2-r1</vulnerable>
<p>Tomboy is a desktop note-taking application. </p>
<p>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.
<p>NOTE: This vulnerability exists due to an incomplete fix for
CVE-2005-4790 (GLSA 200711-12).
<impact type="normal">
<p>A local attacker could gain escalated privileges via a specially crafted
shared library.
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>All Tomboy users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=app-misc/tomboy-1.4.2-r1"
<p>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.
<uri link="">CVE-2010-4005</uri>
<uri link="">GLSA
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Fri, 07 Oct 2011 23:37:58 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sun, 26 Jan 2014 01:22:06 +0000">Zlogene</metadata>