RHEL 4 : evolution (RHSA-2008:0178)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63849
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated evolution packages that fix a format string bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5 Extended Update Support.
This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
Evolution is the GNOME collection of personal information management (PIM) tools.
A format string flaw was found in the way Evolution displayed encrypted mail content. If a user opened a carefully crafted mail message, arbitrary code could be executed as the user running Evolution. (CVE-2008-0072)
All users of Evolution should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch which resolves this issue.
Red Hat would like to thank Ulf Harnhammar of Secunia Research for finding and reporting this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected evolution and / or evolution-devel packages.