RHEL 3 / 4 : evolution (RHSA-2007:0353)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 25268


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


Updated 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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 25268

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0353.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/05/20

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC: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, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1558

BID: 23257

RHSA: 2007:0353