RHEL 4 : evolution (RHSA-2005:397)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated evolution packages that fix various security issues are now

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

Evolution is a GNOME-based collection of personal information
management (PIM) tools.

A bug was found in the way Evolution displays mail messages. It is
possible that an attacker could create a specially crafted mail
message that when opened by a victim causes Evolution to stop
responding. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0806 to this issue.

A bug was also found in Evolution's helper program camel-lock-helper.
This bug could allow a local attacker to gain root privileges if
camel-lock-helper has been built to execute with elevated privileges.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2005-0102 to this issue. On Red Hat Enterprise
Linux, camel-lock-helper is not built to execute with elevated
privileges by default. Please note however that if users have rebuilt
Evolution from the source RPM, as the root user, camel-lock-helper may
be given elevated privileges.

All users of evolution should upgrade to these updated packages, which
include backported fixes to correct these issues.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected evolution and / or evolution-devel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18197 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0102

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