RHEL 3 / 4 : evolution (RHSA-2007:0353)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 25268
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated evolution packages that fix a security bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
Evolution is the GNOME collection of personal information management (PIM) tools.
A flaw was found in the way Evolution processed certain APOP authentication requests. A remote attacker could potentially acquire certain portions of a user's authentication credentials by sending certain responses when evolution-data-server attempted to authenticate against an APOP server. (CVE-2007-1558)
All users of Evolution should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch which resolves this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected evolution and / or evolution-devel packages.