RHEL 4 / 5 : evolution (RHSA-2008:0177)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated evolution packages that fix a format string bug are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

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

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

A format string flaw was found in the way Evolution displayed
encrypted mail content. If a user opened a carefully crafted mail
message, arbitrary code could be executed as the user running
Evolution. (CVE-2008-0072)

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

Red Hat would like to thank Ulf Härnhammar of Secunia Research for
finding and reporting this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-0072.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0177.html

Solution :

Update the affected 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: 31389 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0072