Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : evolution (ELSA-2007-0509)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0509 :

Updated evolution packages that fix a security bug are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

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

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

A flaw was found in the way Evolution processes certain IMAP server
messages. If a user can be tricked into connecting to a malicious IMAP
server it may be possible to execute arbitrary code as the user
running evolution. (CVE-2007-3257)

All users of Evolution 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/000187.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-June/000188.html

Solution :

Update the affected evolution packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67525 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3257