Oracle Linux 3 : evolution (ELSA-2009-0358)

High Nessus Plugin ID 67827


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:0358 :

Updated evolution packages that fixes multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

This update has been rated as having moderate 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.

It was discovered that evolution did not properly validate NTLM (NT LAN Manager) authentication challenge packets. A malicious server using NTLM authentication could cause evolution to disclose portions of its memory or crash during user authentication. (CVE-2009-0582)

An integer overflow flaw which could cause heap-based buffer overflow was found in the Base64 encoding routine used by evolution. This could cause evolution to crash, or, possibly, execute an arbitrary code when large untrusted data blocks were Base64-encoded. (CVE-2009-0587)

All users of evolution are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
All running instances of evolution must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected evolution packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 67827

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2009-0358.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/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

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: 2009/03/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/03/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0582, CVE-2009-0587

BID: 34100, 34109

RHSA: 2009:0358

CWE: 20, 189