RHEL 3 : evolution (RHSA-2005:238)

High Nessus Plugin ID 18311


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


Updated evolution packages that fix various bugs are now available.

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

Evolution is the GNOME collection of personal information management (PIM) tools. Evolution includes a mailer, calendar, contact manager, and communication facility. The tools which make up Evolution are tightly integrated with one another and act as a seamless personal information management tool.

A bug was 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.

Additionally, these updated packages address the following issues :

-- If evolution ran during a GNOME session, the evolution-wombat process did not exit when the user logged out of the desktop.

-- For folders marked for Offline Synchronization: if a user moved a message from a Local Folder to an IMAP folder while in Offline mode, the message was not present in either folder after returning to Online mode.

This update fixes this problem. Email messages that have been lost this way may still be present in the following path :

~/evolution/<NAME_OF_MAIL_STORE>/ \ <path-to-folder-via-subfolder-directories>/ \ <temporary-uid-of-message>

If this bug has affected you it may be possible to recover data by examining the contents of this directory.

All users of evolution should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18311

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-238.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/05/19

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:evolution, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:evolution-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/05/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/01/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0102

OSVDB: 13160

RHSA: 2005:238