RHEL 4 : evolution (RHSA-2008:0517)

High Nessus Plugin ID 63856


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated evolution packages that address a buffer overflow vulnerability 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 integrated collection of e-mail, calendaring, contact management, communications and personal information management (PIM) tools for the GNOME desktop environment.

A flaw was found in the way Evolution parsed iCalendar timezone attachment data. If mail which included a carefully crafted iCalendar attachment was opened, arbitrary code could be executed as the user running Evolution. (CVE-2008-1108)

Red Hat would like to thank Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research for responsibly disclosing this issue.

All users of Evolution should upgrade to these updated packages, which contains a backported patch which resolves this issue.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63856

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0517.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/24

Modified: 2014/05/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:evolution, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:evolution-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.5

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/06/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1108

OSVDB: 46005

RHSA: 2008:0517

CWE: 119