Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : evolution vulnerabilities (USN-615-1)

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 :

Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research discovered that Evolution did not
properly validate timezone data when processing iCalendar attachments.
If a user disabled the ITip Formatter plugin and viewed a crafted
iCalendar attachment, an attacker could cause a denial of service or
possibly execute code with user privileges. Note that the ITip
Formatter plugin is enabled by default in Ubuntu. (CVE-2008-1108)

Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research discovered that Evolution did not
properly validate the DESCRIPTION field when processing iCalendar
attachments. If a user were tricked into accepting a crafted iCalendar
attachment and replied to it from the calendar window, an attacker
code cause a denial of service or execute code with user privileges.
(CVE-2008-1109)

Matej Cepl discovered that Evolution did not properly validate date
fields when processing iCalendar attachments. If a user disabled the
ITip Formatter plugin and viewed a crafted iCalendar attachment, an
attacker could cause a denial of service. Note that the ITip Formatter
plugin is enabled by default in Ubuntu.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33124 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1108
CVE-2008-1109