RHEL 4 : evolution (RHSA-2008:0178)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated evolution packages that fix a format string bug are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5 Extended Update Support.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Evolution is the GNOME collection of personal information management
(PIM) tools.

A format string flaw was found in the way Evolution displayed
encrypted mail content. If a user opened a carefully crafted mail
message, arbitrary code could be executed as the user running
Evolution. (CVE-2008-0072)

All users of Evolution should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch which resolves this issue.

Red Hat would like to thank Ulf Harnhammar of Secunia Research for
finding and reporting this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-0072.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0178.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63849 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0072

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