Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : evolution (MDVSA-2008:063)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36634


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Ulf Harnhammar of Secunia Research discovered a format string flaw in how Evolution displayed encrypted mail content. If a user were to open a carefully crafted email message, arbitrary code could be executed with the permissions of the user running Evolution.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36634

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-063.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2015/03/19

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:mandriva:linux:evolution, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:evolution-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:evolution-mono, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:evolution-pilot, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0072

BID: 28102

MDVSA: 2008:063

CWE: 134