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|Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200707-03 ] Evolution: User-assisted remote execution
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Evolution: User-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200707-03)
Date: July 02, 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: < 1.8.3-r5
Unaffected: >= 1.8.3-r5
Unaffected: >= 1.6.2-r1 < 1.6.3
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.
All Evolution users should upgrade evolution-data-server to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gnome-extra/evolution-data-server"