Bug 252294 - (CVE-2005-4790) CVE-2005-4790 tomboy and blam uses insecure LD_LIBRARY_PATH
CVE-2005-4790 tomboy and blam uses insecure LD_LIBRARY_PATH
Product: Security Response
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Depends On: 362941 362951 362961 395751 395761 395771
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Reported: 2007-08-15 02:14 EDT by Lubomir Kundrak
Modified: 2008-01-11 14:14 EST (History)
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Description Lubomir Kundrak 2007-08-15 02:14:44 EDT
From Gentoo bugzilla:

/usr/bin/tomboy from app-misc/tomboy contains line:

    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/lib64/tomboy:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH"

which yields to LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/lib64/tomboy:", what means that required
libraries are also looked up in current directory. In the case of tomboy, it is
usually user's home directory, but user may run application from directories
like /tmp as well. If someone is able to copy bogus system libraries to this
directory, user could potentially run enemy code.
Comment 1 Lubomir Kundrak 2007-08-15 02:36:56 EDT
A CVE name for the issue has been requested.
Comment 2 Lubomir Kundrak 2007-08-21 17:21:14 EDT
This is covered by CVE-2005-4790, though it will most likely will get another
CVE name (as CVE-2005-4790 describes more unrelated issues and just for SuSE).
Comment 3 Lubomir Kundrak 2007-08-21 18:07:26 EDT
Please use CVE-2005-4790. Mitre person changed his mind and he will not assign
another identifier.
Comment 4 Lubomir Kundrak 2007-11-01 12:51:50 EDT
This also need fixing for F8 and devel.
This is wel lover 2 months old. Please make an update as soon as possible!
Comment 6 Tomas Hoger 2007-11-22 10:36:32 EST
CVE id CVE-2005-4790 actually covers this issue for three apps: (1) beagle, (2)
tomboy, or (3) blam.

beagle and tomboy are fixed and use ${LD_LIBRARY_PATH+:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH}

latest versions of blam are affected:

Comment 7 Tomas Hoger 2007-11-22 10:43:41 EST
Upstream blam 1.8.4 contains updated startup script, which addresses this issue.
Comment 8 Peter Gordon 2007-11-22 15:24:27 EST
Thanks, Tomas. Builds for Blam which include the upstream fix for it are
churning through Koji now.

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