RHEL 3 / 4 : evolution (RHSA-2007:0509)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated evolution packages that fix a security bug are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

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

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

A flaw was found in the way Evolution processes certain IMAP server
messages. If a user can be tricked into connecting to a malicious IMAP
server it may be possible to execute arbitrary code as the user
running evolution. (CVE-2007-3257)

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

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-3257.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0509.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: 25606 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3257