Fedora 8 : evolution-2.12.3-3.fc8 (2008-2292)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 31375


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Ulf Harnhammar of Secunia Research discovered a format string flaw in the way Evolution displayed encrypted mail content. If a user opened a carefully crafted mail message, arbitrary code could be executed as the user running Evolution. (CVE-2008-0072)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected evolution package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31375

File Name: fedora_2008-2292.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/7/2008

Updated: 1/11/2021

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

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:evolution, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:8

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/6/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0072

BID: 28102

CWE: 134

FEDORA: 2008-2292