Scientific Linux Security Update : evolution-data-server on SL5.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60545


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


Evolution Data Server 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 Data Server did not properly validate NTLM (NT LAN Manager) authentication challenge packets. A malicious server using NTLM authentication could cause an application using Evolution Data Server 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 Data Server. This could cause 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 Data Server and applications using it (such as Evolution) must be restarted for the update to take effect.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60545

File Name: sl_20090316_evolution_data_server_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2016/12/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


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