Amazon Linux 2 : evolution (ALAS-2020-1476)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 139859

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VPR Score: 4.4


The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.


The version of tested product installed on the remote host is prior to tested version. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS2-2020-1476 advisory.

- GNOME Evolution through 3.28.2 is prone to OpenPGP signatures being spoofed for arbitrary messages using a specially crafted email that contains a valid signature from the entity to be impersonated as an attachment. (CVE-2018-15587)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Run 'yum update evolution' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 139859

File Name: al2_ALAS-2020-1476.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/08/26

Updated: 2020/08/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-15587

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:evolution, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:evolution-bogofilter, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:evolution-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:evolution-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:evolution-devel-docs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:evolution-help, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:evolution-langpacks, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:evolution-pst, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:evolution-spamassassin, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/08/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/02/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-15587

BID: 107164

ALAS: 2020-1476