RHEL 3 : evolution (RHSA-2009:0358)

High Nessus Plugin ID 35947


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


Updated evolution packages that fixes multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

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

Evolution is the integrated collection of e-mail, calendaring, contact management, communications, and personal information management (PIM) tools for the GNOME desktop environment.

It was discovered that evolution did not properly validate NTLM (NT LAN Manager) authentication challenge packets. A malicious server using NTLM authentication could cause evolution to disclose portions of its memory or crash during user authentication. (CVE-2009-0582)

An integer overflow flaw which could cause heap-based buffer overflow was found in the Base64 encoding routine used by evolution. This could cause evolution to crash, or, possibly, execute an arbitrary code when large untrusted data blocks were Base64-encoded. (CVE-2009-0587)

All users of evolution are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
All running instances of evolution must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected evolution and / or evolution-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35947

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-0358.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/03/17

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

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: 2009/03/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0582, CVE-2009-0587

BID: 34100, 34109

OSVDB: 52673, 52702, 52703

RHSA: 2009:0358

CWE: 20, 189