Oracle Linux 5 : evolution-data-server (ELSA-2007-0344)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0344 :

Updated evolution-data-server package that fixes a security bug are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

The evolution-data-server package provides a unified backend for
programs that work with contacts, tasks, and calendar information.

A flaw was found in the way evolution-data-server processed certain
APOP authentication requests. By sending certain responses when
evolution-data-server attempted to authenticate against an APOP
server, a remote attacker could potentially acquire certain portions
of a user's authentication credentials. (CVE-2007-1558)

All users of evolution-data-server should upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch which resolves this issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-June/000209.html

Solution :

Update the affected evolution-data-server packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67492 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1558