Oracle Linux 7 : evolution (ELSA-2020-1080)

high Nessus Plugin ID 180723


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


The remote Oracle Linux 7 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2020-1080 advisory.

- It was discovered evolution-ews before 3.31.3 does not check the validity of SSL certificates. An attacker could abuse this flaw to get confidential information by tricking the user into connecting to a fake server without the user noticing the difference. (CVE-2019-3890)

- 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 these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 180723

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2020-1080.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/7/2023

Updated: 9/7/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-3890


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:atk, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:atk-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:evolution, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:evolution-bogofilter, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:evolution-data-server, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:evolution-data-server-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:evolution-data-server-doc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:evolution-data-server-langpacks, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:evolution-data-server-perl, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:evolution-data-server-tests, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:evolution-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:evolution-devel-docs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:evolution-ews, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:evolution-ews-langpacks, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:evolution-help, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:evolution-langpacks, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:evolution-pst, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:evolution-spamassassin

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/6/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/11/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-15587, CVE-2019-3890