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|Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200706-02 ] Evolution: User-assisted execution of arb
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Evolution: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200706-02)
Date: June 06, 2007
A vulnerability has been discovered in Evolution allowing for the execution of arbitrary code.
Evolution is the mail client of the GNOME desktop environment.
Vulnerable: < 2.8.3-r2
Unaffected: >= 2.8.3-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures
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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Evolution users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/evolution-2.8.3-r2"
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