Scientific Linux Security Update : evolution on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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

Note: the Itip Formatter plug-in, which allows calendar information
(attachments with a MIME type of 'text/calendar') to be displayed as
part of the e-mail message, is enabled by default.

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Evolution
parsed iCalendar attachments with an overly long 'DESCRIPTION'
property string. If a user responded to a carefully crafted iCalendar
attachment in a particular way, arbitrary code could be executed as
the user running Evolution. (CVE-2008-1109).

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?14e9bf04

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

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

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60418 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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