Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : evolution-data-server vulnerability (USN-3724-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111375


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


Jon Kristensen discovered that Evolution Data Server would automatically downgrade a connection to an IMAP server if the IMAP server did not support SSL. This would result in the user's password being unexpectedly sent in clear text, even though the user had requested to use SSL.

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Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111375

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3724-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/27

Modified: 2018/09/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:evolution-data-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:evolution-data-server-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcamel-1.2-45, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcamel-1.2-54, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libebackend-1.2-10, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libebackend-1.2-7, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libedataserver-1.2-18, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libedataserver-1.2-21, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10727

USN: 3724-1