RHEL 5 : evolution-data-server (RHSA-2007:0510)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated evolution-data-server package that fixes a security bug are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

The evolution-data-server package provides a unified backend for
programs that work with contacts, tasks, and calendar information.

A flaw was found in the way evolution-data-server 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 the evolution-data-server process. (CVE-2007-3257)

All users of evolution-data-server 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-2007-0510.html

Solution :

Update the affected evolution-data-server and / or
evolution-data-server-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: 25607 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3257