Ximian Evolution < 2.3.8 Inline XML Content-parsing Overflow

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3388

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.

Description

The remote host is running a version of the Ximian Evolution email client that does not properly parse user-supplied data. Specifically, this version of Evolution is reported to be vulnerable to a flaw in the way that it handles inline XML attachments. A remote attacker can craft an email message such that, upon opening, Evolution crashes or executes arbitrary code.

Solution

Upgrade to version 2.3.8 or higher.

See Also

http://www.gnome.org/projects/evolution

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3388

File Name: 3388.prm

Family: SMTP Clients

Published: 2006/01/28

Modified: 2016/02/05

Dependencies: 1100

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.7

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:P/RL:O/RC:X

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0528, CVE-2006-2789, CVE-2006-0040

BID: 16408, 16899, 18212

OSVDB: 22923, 31771