Scientific Linux Security Update : evolution on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 65010


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


The way Evolution handled mailto URLs allowed any file to be attached to the new message. This could lead to information disclosure if the user did not notice the attached file before sending the message. With this update, mailto URLs cannot be used to attach certain files, such as hidden files or files in hidden directories, files in the /etc/ directory, or files specified using a path containing '..'.

This update also fixes the following bugs :

- Creating a contact list with contact names encoded in UTF-8 caused these names to be displayed in the contact list editor in the ASCII encoding instead of UTF-8. This bug has been fixed and the contact list editor now displays the names in the correct format.

- Due to a bug in the evolution-alarm-notify process, calendar appointment alarms did not appear in some types of calendars. The underlying source code has been modified and calendar notifications work as expected.

- An attempt to print a calendar month view as a PDF file caused Evolution to terminate unexpectedly. This update applies a patch to fix this bug and Evolution no longer crashes in this situation.

All running instances of Evolution must be restarted for this update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 65010

File Name: sl_20130221_evolution_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/05

Modified: 2013/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

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: 2013/02/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3201