GLSA-200711-04 : Evolution: User-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200711-04
(Evolution: User-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code)

The imap_rescan() function of the file camel-imap-folder.c does not
properly sanitize the 'SEQUENCE' response sent by an IMAP server before
being used to index arrays.

Impact :

A malicious or compromised IMAP server could trigger the vulnerability
and execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running
Evolution.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200707-03.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200711-04.xml

Solution :

Note that this GLSA addresses the same issue as GLSA 200707-03, but for
the 1.10 branch of Evolution Data Server.
All Evolution users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=gnome-extra/evolution-data-server-1.10.3.1'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27815 (gentoo_GLSA-200711-04.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3257