RHEL 4 : evolution (RHSA-2008:0517)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated evolution packages that address a buffer overflow
vulnerability 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 integrated collection of e-mail, calendaring, contact
management, communications and personal information management (PIM)
tools for the GNOME desktop environment.

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

Red Hat would like to thank Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research for
responsibly disclosing this issue.

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

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1108.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0517.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63856 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1108