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|Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 10:21 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200501-35 ] Evolution: Integer overflow in camel-lock
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Evolution: Integer overflow in camel-lock-helper (GLSA 200501-35)
Exploitable: local and remote
Date: January 24, 2005
An overflow in the camel-lock-helper application can be exploited by an attacker to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.
Evolution is a GNOME groupware application similar to Microsoft Outlook.
Vulnerable: <= 2.0.2
Unaffected: >= 2.0.2-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures
Max Vozeler discovered an integer overflow in the camel-lock-helper application, which is installed as setgid mail by default.
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute malicious code with the privileges of the 'mail' group. A remote attacker could also setup a malicious POP server to execute arbitrary code when an Evolution user connects to it.
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-2.0.2-r1"
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