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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200711-04 ] Evolution: User-assisted remote execution Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Evolution: User-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200711-04)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: November 06, 2007
Bug(s): #190861
ID: 200711-04

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: < 1.10.3.1
Unaffected: >= 1.10.3.1
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


Note that this GLSA addresses the same issue as GLSA 200707-03, but for
the 1.10 branch of Evolution Data Server.

All Evolution users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=gnome-extra/evolution-data-server-1.10.3.1"


References

GLSA 200707-03
CVE-2007-3257


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