Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : evolution vulnerability (USN-583-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Ulf Harnhammar discovered that Evolution did not correctly handle
format strings when processing encrypted emails. A remote attacker
could exploit this by sending a specially crafted email, resulting in
arbitrary code execution.

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: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31405 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0072