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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200707-03 ] Evolution: User-assisted remote execution Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Evolution: User-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200707-03)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: July 02, 2007
Bug(s): #182011
ID: 200707-03

Synopsis

The IMAP client of Evolution contains a vulnerability potentially leading to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Evolution is the mail client of the GNOME desktop environment. Camel is the Evolution Data Server module that handles mail functions.

Affected Packages

Package: gnome-extra/evolution-data-server
Vulnerable: < 1.8.3-r5
Unaffected: >= 1.8.3-r5
Unaffected: >= 1.6.2-r1 < 1.6.3
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

The imap_rescan() function of the file camel-imap-folder.c does not properly sanitize the "SEQUENCE" response sent by an IMAP server before being used to index arrays.

Impact

A malicious or compromised IMAP server could trigger the vulnerability and execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Evolution.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Evolution users should upgrade evolution-data-server to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gnome-extra/evolution-data-server"


References

CVE-2007-3257
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