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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200803-12
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Evolution: Format string vulnerability
      Date: March 05, 2008
      Bugs: #212272
        ID: 200803-12

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Synopsis
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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
================
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     Package                /   Vulnerable   /              Unaffected
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  1  mail-client/evolution      < 2.12.3-r1               >= 2.12.3-r1

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:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/evolution-2.12.3-r1"

References
=========
  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-0072
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0072

Availability
===========
This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200803-12

Concerns?
========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org/.

License
======
Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/
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Gentoo: GLSA-200803-12: Evolution: Format string vulnerability

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

Summary

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200803-12
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Severity: Normal Title: Evolution: Format string vulnerability Date: March 05, 2008 Bugs: #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 / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 mail-client/evolution < 2.12.3-r1 >= 2.12.3-r1
========== 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:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/evolution-2.12.3-r1"
References ========= [ 1 ] CVE-2008-0072 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0072
Availability =========== This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200803-12
Concerns? ======== Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at https://bugs.gentoo.org/.
License ====== Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).
The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.
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