Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : evolution (ELSA-2007-0509)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67525
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0509 :
Updated evolution packages that fix a security bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
Evolution is the GNOME collection of personal information management (PIM) tools.
A flaw was found in the way Evolution processes certain IMAP server messages. If a user can be tricked into connecting to a malicious IMAP server it may be possible to execute arbitrary code as the user running evolution. (CVE-2007-3257)
All users of Evolution should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch which resolves this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected evolution packages.