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: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


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

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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/6/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0072

BID: 28102

CWE: 134

MDVSA: 2008:063