RHEL 3 / 4 : evolution (RHSA-2008:0516)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated evolution packages that address a buffer overflow
vulnerability are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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

Evolution is the integrated collection of e-mail, calendaring, contact
management, communications and personal information management (PIM)
tools for the GNOME desktop environment.

A flaw was found in the way Evolution parsed iCalendar timezone
attachment data. If mail which included a carefully crafted iCalendar
attachment was opened, arbitrary code could be executed as the user
running Evolution. (CVE-2008-1108)

Red Hat would like to thank Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research for
responsibly disclosing this issue.

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

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1108.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0516.html

Solution :

Update the affected evolution and / or evolution-devel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33098 ()

Bugtraq ID: 29527

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1108