Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : evolution (ELSA-2008-0516)

High Nessus Plugin ID 67705


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0516 :

Updated evolution packages that address a buffer overflow vulnerability are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 67705

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2008-0516.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2016/05/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6.6

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

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: 2008/06/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1108

BID: 29527

OSVDB: 46005

RHSA: 2008:0516

CWE: 119