Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : evolution vulnerability (USN-583-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 31405


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


Ulf Harnhammar discovered that Evolution did not correctly handle format strings when processing encrypted emails. A remote attacker could exploit this by sending a specially crafted email, resulting in arbitrary code execution.

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31405

File Name: ubuntu_USN-583-1.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/7/2008

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, 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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:evolution, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:evolution-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:evolution-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:evolution-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:evolution-plugins, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:evolution-plugins-experimental, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 3/5/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0072

CWE: 134

USN: 583-1