RHEL 5 : evolution-data-server (RHSA-2007:0510)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25607


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


Updated evolution-data-server package that fixes a security bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The evolution-data-server package provides a unified backend for programs that work with contacts, tasks, and calendar information.

A flaw was found in the way evolution-data-server processes certain IMAP server messages. If a user can be tricked into connecting to a malicious IMAP server it may be possible to execute arbitrary code as the user running the evolution-data-server process. (CVE-2007-3257)

All users of evolution-data-server should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch which resolves this issue.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25607

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0510.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/06/27

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:evolution-data-server, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:evolution-data-server-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/06/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3257

BID: 24567

OSVDB: 37489

RHSA: 2007:0510