RHEL 4 / 5 : evolution (RHSA-2008:0177)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31389


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated evolution packages that fix a format string bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Evolution is the GNOME collection of personal information management (PIM) tools.

A format string flaw was found 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)

All users of Evolution should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch which resolves this issue.

Red Hat would like to thank Ulf Harnhammar of Secunia Research for finding and reporting this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31389

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0177.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/03/07

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:evolution, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:evolution-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:evolution28, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:evolution28-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/03/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0072

BID: 28102

OSVDB: 42804

RHSA: 2008:0177

CWE: 134