Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : evolution vulnerabilities (USN-166-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

Ulf Harnhammar disovered several format string vulnerabilities in
Evolution. By tricking an user into viewing a specially crafted vCard
attached to an email, specially crafted contact data from an LDAP
server, specially crafted task lists from remote servers, or saving
Calendar entries with this malicious task list data, it was possible
for an attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running Evolution.

In addition, this update fixes a Denial of Service vulnerability in
the mail attachment parser. This could be exploited to crash Evolution
by tricking an user into opening a malicious email with a specially
crafted attachment file name. This does only affect the Ubuntu 4.10
version, the Evolution package shipped with Ubuntu 5.04 is not
affected. (CAN-2005-0806).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20572 ()

Bugtraq ID: 14532

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0806

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