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

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 :

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.

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 :

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

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