GLSA-200711-04 : Evolution: User-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27815
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200711-04 (Evolution: User-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code)
The imap_rescan() function of the file camel-imap-folder.c does not properly sanitize the 'SEQUENCE' response sent by an IMAP server before being used to index arrays.
A malicious or compromised IMAP server could trigger the vulnerability and execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Evolution.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionNote that this GLSA addresses the same issue as GLSA 200707-03, but for the 1.10 branch of Evolution Data Server.
All Evolution users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=gnome-extra/evolution-data-server-126.96.36.199'