Scientific Linux Security Update : evolution on SL3.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60546


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


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)

An integer overflow flaw which could cause heap-based buffer overflow was found in the Base64 encoding routine used by evolution. This could cause evolution to crash, or, possibly, execute an arbitrary code when large untrusted data blocks were Base64-encoded. (CVE-2009-0587)

All running instances of evolution must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected evolution and / or evolution-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60546

File Name: sl_20090316_evolution_on_SL3_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-2009-0582, CVE-2009-0587

CWE: 20, 189