GLSA-200803-12 : Evolution: Format string vulnerability

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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-200803-12
(Evolution: Format string vulnerability)

Ulf Harnhammar from Secunia Research discovered a format string error
in the emf_multipart_encrypted() function in the file mail/em-format.c
when reading certain data (e.g. the 'Version:' field) from an encrypted

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
encrypted e-mail, potentially 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-2.12.3-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31387 (gentoo_GLSA-200803-12.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0072