GLSA-200706-02 : Evolution: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25452


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200706-02 (Evolution: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Ulf Harnhammar from Secunia Research has discovered a format string error in the write_html() function in the file calendar/gui/e-cal-component-memo-preview.c.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted shared memo, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Evolution.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Evolution users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/evolution-2.8.3-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25452

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200706-02.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/06/07

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:evolution, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/03/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1002

OSVDB: 34345

GLSA: 200706-02