Oracle Linux 5 : evolution-data-server (ELSA-2007-0510)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0510 :

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 important 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 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 the evolution-data-server process. (CVE-2007-3257)

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/000204.html

Solution :

Update the affected evolution-data-server 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: 67526 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3257