Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : evolution (ELSA-2007-0509)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67525


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


From 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.


Update the affected evolution packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67525

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2007-0509.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:evolution, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:evolution-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:3, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/06/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3257

BID: 24567

OSVDB: 37489

RHSA: 2007:0509