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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200803-12 ] Evolution: Format string vulnerability Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Evolution: Format string vulnerability (GLSA 200803-12)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: March 05, 2008
Bug(s): #212272
ID: 200803-12

Synopsis

A format string error has been discovered in Evolution, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Evolution is a GNOME groupware application.

Affected Packages

Package: mail-client/evolution
Vulnerable: < 2.12.3-r1
Unaffected: >= 2.12.3-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Ulf Harnhammar from Secunia Research discovered a format string error in the emf_multipart_encrypted() function in the file mail/em-format.c when reading certain data (e.g. the "Version:" field) from an encrypted e-mail.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted encrypted e-mail, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Evolution.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Evolution users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/evolution-2.12.3-r1"


References

CVE-2008-0072
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