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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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