FreeBSD : evolution -- remote format string vulnerabilities (e5afdf63-1746-11da-978e-0001020eed82)

High Nessus Plugin ID 21526


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


A SITIC Vulnerability Advisory reports :

Evolution suffers from several format string bugs when handling data from remote sources. These bugs lead to crashes or the execution of arbitrary assembly language code.

- The first format string bug occurs when viewing the full vCard data attached to an e-mail message.

- The second format string bug occurs when displaying contact data from remote LDAP servers.

- The third format string bug occurs when displaying task list data from remote servers.

- The fourth, and least serious, format string bug occurs when the user goes to the Calendars tab to save task list data that is vulnerable to problem 3 above. Other calendar entries that do not come from task lists are also affected.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 21526

File Name: freebsd_pkg_e5afdf63174611da978e0001020eed82.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2016/05/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:evolution, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/08/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/08/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2549, CVE-2005-2550

BID: 14532