GLSA-200806-06 : Evolution: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
High Nessus Plugin ID 33203
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200806-06 (Evolution: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
Alin Rad Pop (Secunia Research) reported two vulnerabilities in Evolution:
A boundary error exists when parsing overly long timezone strings contained within iCalendar attachments and when the ITip formatter is disabled (CVE-2008-1108).
A boundary error exists when replying to an iCalendar request with an overly long 'DESCRIPTION' property while in calendar view (CVE-2008-1109).
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted iCalendar attachment, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Evolution.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Evolution users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=mail-client/evolution-2.12.3-r2'