CentOS 4 : evolution / evolution-data-server (CESA-2009:0355)

High Nessus Plugin ID 38894


The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated evolution and evolution-data-server packages that fixes multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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.

Evolution Data Server provides a unified back-end for applications which interact with contacts, task and calendar information. Evolution Data Server was originally developed as a back-end for Evolution, but is now used by multiple other applications.

Evolution did not properly check the Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) signatures used for public key encryption and signing of e-mail messages. An attacker could use this flaw to spoof a signature by modifying the text of the e-mail message displayed to the user. (CVE-2009-0547)

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)

Multiple integer overflow flaws which could cause heap-based buffer overflows were found in the Base64 encoding routines used by evolution and evolution-data-server. This could cause evolution, or an application using evolution-data-server, to crash, or, possibly, execute an arbitrary code when large untrusted data blocks were Base64-encoded. (CVE-2009-0587)

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


Update the affected evolution and / or evolution-data-server packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 38894

File Name: centos_RHSA-2009-0355.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/05/26

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:evolution, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:evolution-data-server, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:evolution-data-server-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:evolution-devel, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/02/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0547, CVE-2009-0582, CVE-2009-0587

BID: 33720, 34100, 34109

RHSA: 2009:0355

CWE: 20, 189, 310