CentOS 4 / 5 : evolution (CESA-2008:0177)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 31424


The remote CentOS 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 evolution packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31424

File Name: centos_RHSA-2008-0177.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/13/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:evolution, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:evolution-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:evolution28, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:evolution28-devel, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/11/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/5/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0072

BID: 28102

CWE: 134

RHSA: 2008:0177