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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
Evolution Data Server provides a unified back-end for applications
which interact with contacts, task and calendar information. Evolution
Data Server was originally developed as a back-end for Evolution, but
is now used by multiple other applications.
Evolution did not properly check the Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail
Extensions (S/MIME) signatures used for public key encryption and
signing of e-mail messages. An attacker could use this flaw to spoof a
signature by modifying the text of the e-mail message displayed to the
It was discovered that evolution did not properly validate NTLM (NT
LAN Manager) authentication challenge packets. A malicious server
using NTLM authentication could cause evolution to disclose portions
of its memory or crash during user authentication. (CVE-2009-0582)
Multiple integer overflow flaws which could cause heap-based buffer
overflows were found in the Base64 encoding routines used by evolution
and evolution-data-server. This could cause evolution, or an
application using evolution-data-server, to crash, or, possibly,
execute an arbitrary code when large untrusted data blocks were
All running instances of evolution and evolution-data-server must be
restarted for the update to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60544 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2009-0547CVE-2009-0582CVE-2009-0587
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