Scientific Linux Security Update : evolution and evolution-data-server on SL4.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60544

Synopsis

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

Description

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 running instances of evolution and evolution-data-server must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?0cc3c808

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60544

File Name: sl_20090316_evolution_and_evolution_data_server_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/16

Reference Information

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

CWE: 20, 189, 310