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|Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200806-06 ] Evolution: User-assisted execution of arb
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Evolution: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200806-06)
Date: June 16, 2008
Multiple vulnerabilities in Evolution may allow for user-assisted execution of arbitrary code.
Evolution is the mail client of the GNOME desktop environment.
Vulnerable: < 2.12.3-r2
Unaffected: >= 2.12.3-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures
Alin Rad Pop (Secunia Research) reported two vulnerabilities in Evolution:
- A boundary error exists when parsing overly long timezone strings contained within iCalendar attachments and when the ITip formatter is disabled (CVE-2008-1108).
- A boundary error exists when replying to an iCalendar request with an overly long "DESCRIPTION" property while in calendar view (CVE-2008-1109).
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted iCalendar attachment, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Evolution.
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-2.12.3-r2"