Oracle Linux 4 : evolution (ELSA-2008-0177)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0177 :

Updated evolution packages that fix a format string bug are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

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

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

A format string flaw was found in the way Evolution displayed
encrypted mail content. If a user opened a carefully crafted mail
message, arbitrary code could be executed as the user running
Evolution. (CVE-2008-0072)

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

Red Hat would like to thank Ulf Härnhammar of Secunia Research for
finding and reporting this issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-March/000534.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: 67667 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0072