GLSA-200711-04 : Evolution: User-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27815


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


The 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.
Impact :

A malicious or compromised IMAP server could trigger the vulnerability and execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Evolution.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


Note 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-'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27815

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200711-04.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/11/07

Modified: 2018/01/12

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-data-server, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3257

GLSA: 200711-04