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|Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200711-04 ] Evolution: User-assisted remote execution
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Evolution: User-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200711-04)
Date: November 06, 2007
The IMAP client of Evolution contains a vulnerability potentially leading to the execution of arbitrary code.
Evolution is the mail client of the GNOME desktop environment. Camel is the Evolution Data Server module that handles mail functions.
Vulnerable: < 18.104.22.168
Unaffected: >= 22.214.171.124
Architectures: All supported architectures
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.
A malicious or compromised IMAP server could trigger the vulnerability and execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Evolution.
There is no known workaround at this time.
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:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=gnome-extra/evolution-data-server-126.96.36.199"