GLSA-200706-02 : Evolution: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25452
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Evolution users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/evolution-2.8.3-r2'