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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE glsa SYSTEM "http://www.gentoo.org/dtd/glsa.dtd">

<glsa id="200801-14">
  <title>Blam: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code</title>
  <synopsis>
    Blam doesn't properly handle environment variables, potentially allowing a
    local attacker to execute arbitrary code.
  </synopsis>
  <product type="ebuild">blam</product>
  <announced>January 27, 2008</announced>
  <revised>January 27, 2008: 01</revised>
  <bug>199841</bug>
  <access>local</access>
  <affected>
    <package name="net-news/blam" auto="yes" arch="*">
      <unaffected range="ge">1.8.4</unaffected>
      <vulnerable range="lt">1.8.4</vulnerable>
    </package>
  </affected>
  <background>
    <p>
    Blam is an RSS and Atom feed reader for GNOME written in C#.
    </p>
  </background>
  <description>
    <p>
    The "/usr/bin/blam" script sets the "LD_LIBRARY_PATH" environment
    variable incorrectly, which might result in the current working
    directory (.) being included when searching for dynamically linked
    libraries of the Mono Runtime application.
    </p>
  </description>
  <impact type="normal">
    <p>
    A local attacker could entice a user to run Blam in a directory
    containing a specially crafted library file which could result in the
    execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
    Blam.
    </p>
  </impact>
  <workaround>
    <p>
    Do not run Blam from an untrusted working directory.
    </p>
  </workaround>
  <resolution>
    <p>
    All Blam users should upgrade to the latest version:
    </p>
    <code>
    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=net-news/blam-1.8.4&quot;</code>
  </resolution>
  <references>
    <uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-4790">CVE-2005-4790</uri>
  </references>
  <metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sun, 20 Jan 2008 00:54:46 +0000">
    rbu
  </metadata>
  <metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sun, 20 Jan 2008 00:55:57 +0000">
    rbu
  </metadata>
</glsa>