RHEL 5 : evolution (RHSA-2007:0158)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated evolution packages that fix a format string bug are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Evolution is the GNOME collection of personal information management
(PIM) tools.

A format string bug was found in the way Evolution parsed the category
field in a memo. If a user tried to save and then view a carefully
crafted memo, arbitrary code may be executed as the user running
Evolution. (CVE-2007-1002)

This flaw did not affect the versions of Evolution shipped with Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.

All users of Evolution should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch which resolves this issue.

Red Hat would like to thank Ulf Härnhammar of Secunia Research for
reporting this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-1002.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0158.html

Solution :

Update the affected evolution and / or evolution-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25327 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1002