Ubuntu 4.10 : evolution vulnerability (USN-69-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20689


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


Max Vozeler discovered an integer overflow in camel-lock-helper. An user-supplied length value was not validated, so that a value of -1 caused a buffer allocation of 0 bytes; this buffer was then filled by an arbitrary amount of user-supplied data.

A local attacker or a malicious POP3 server could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with root privileges (because camel-lock-helper is installed as setuid root).

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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20689

File Name: ubuntu_USN-69-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2016/05/25

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:evolution, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:evolution-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:evolution1.5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:evolution1.5-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:4.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/01/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0102

USN: 69-1