Debian DSA-1512-1 : evolution - format string attack

medium Nessus Plugin ID 31359


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Ulf Harnhammar discovered that Evolution, the e-mail and groupware suite, had a format string vulnerability in the parsing of encrypted mail messages. If the user opened a specially crafted email message, code execution was possible.


Upgrade the evolution package.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.6.3-6etch2.

For the old stable distribution (sarge), this problem has been fixed in version 2.0.4-2sarge3. Some architectures have not yet completed building the updated package for sarge, they will be added as they come available.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31359

File Name: debian_DSA-1512.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/7/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


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:debian:debian_linux:evolution, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 3/5/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0072

CWE: 134

DSA: 1512