GLSA-200803-12 : Evolution: Format string vulnerability

medium Nessus Plugin ID 31387


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200803-12 (Evolution: Format string vulnerability)

Ulf Harnhammar from Secunia Research discovered a format string error in the emf_multipart_encrypted() function in the file mail/em-format.c when reading certain data (e.g. the 'Version:' field) from an encrypted e-mail.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted encrypted e-mail, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Evolution.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Evolution users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/evolution-2.12.3-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31387

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200803-12.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 3/7/2008

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: 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:gentoo:linux:evolution, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 3/5/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0072

CWE: 134

GLSA: 200803-12