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|Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200711-12 ] Tomboy: User-assisted execution of arbitr
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Tomboy: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200711-12)
Date: November 08, 2007
Tomboy doesn't properly handle environment variables, potentially allowing a local attacker to execute arbitrary code.
Tomboy is a GTK-based desktop note-taking application written in C# and the Mono C#.
Vulnerable: < 0.8.1-r1
Unaffected: >= 0.8.1-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures
Jan Oravec reported that the "/usr/bin/tomboy" script sets the "LD_LIBRARY_PATH" environment variable incorrectly, which might result in the current working directory (.) to be included when searching for dynamically linked libraries of the Mono Runtime application.
A local attacker could entice a user into running Tomboy in a directory containing a specially crafted library file to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Tomboy.
Do not run Tomboy from an untrusted working directory.
All Tomboy users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-misc/tomboy-0.8.1-r1"