Tomboy: Privilege escalation
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 201401-28 / tomboy
||January 26, 2014
||January 26, 2014: 1
All supported architectures
A vulnerability in Tomboy could result in privilege escalation.
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
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Tomboy users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# 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.