GLSA-200806-06 : Evolution: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200806-06
(Evolution: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Alin Rad Pop (Secunia Research) reported two vulnerabilities in
Evolution:
A boundary error exists when parsing overly long timezone strings
contained within iCalendar attachments and when the ITip formatter is
disabled (CVE-2008-1108).
A boundary error exists when replying to an iCalendar request with an
overly long 'DESCRIPTION' property while in calendar view
(CVE-2008-1109).

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
iCalendar attachment, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running Evolution.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200806-06.xml

Solution :

All Evolution users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/evolution-2.12.3-r2'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33203 (gentoo_GLSA-200806-06.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

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