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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200706-02 ] Evolution: User-assisted execution of arb Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Evolution: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200706-02)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: June 06, 2007
Bug(s): #170879
ID: 200706-02

Synopsis


A vulnerability has been discovered in Evolution allowing for the execution
of arbitrary code.


Background


Evolution is the mail client of the GNOME desktop environment.


Affected Packages

Package: mail-client/evolution
Vulnerable: < 2.8.3-r2
Unaffected: >= 2.8.3-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


Ulf Harnhammar from Secunia Research has discovered a format string
error in the write_html() function in the file
calendar/gui/e-cal-component-memo-preview.c.


Impact


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
shared memo, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running Evolution.


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


All Evolution users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/evolution-2.8.3-r2"


References

CVE-2007-1002


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