Scientific Linux Security Update : evolution on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The way Evolution handled mailto URLs allowed any file to be attached
to the new message. This could lead to information disclosure if the
user did not notice the attached file before sending the message. With
this update, mailto URLs cannot be used to attach certain files, such
as hidden files or files in hidden directories, files in the /etc/
directory, or files specified using a path containing '..'.
(CVE-2011-3201)

This update also fixes the following bugs :

- Creating a contact list with contact names encoded in
UTF-8 caused these names to be displayed in the contact
list editor in the ASCII encoding instead of UTF-8. This
bug has been fixed and the contact list editor now
displays the names in the correct format.

- Due to a bug in the evolution-alarm-notify process,
calendar appointment alarms did not appear in some types
of calendars. The underlying source code has been
modified and calendar notifications work as expected.

- An attempt to print a calendar month view as a PDF file
caused Evolution to terminate unexpectedly. This update
applies a patch to fix this bug and Evolution no longer
crashes in this situation.

All running instances of Evolution must be restarted for this update
to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?b0972e96

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65010 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3201