GLSA-200706-02 : Evolution: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200706-02
(Evolution: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Ulf Harnhammar from Secunia Research has discovered a format string
error in the write_html() function in the file

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
shared memo, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running Evolution.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Evolution users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/evolution-2.8.3-r2'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25452 (gentoo_GLSA-200706-02.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1002