An overflow in the camel-lock-helper application can be exploited by an attacker to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.
|Package||mail-client/evolution on all architectures|
|Affected versions||<= 2.0.2|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.0.2-r1|
Evolution is a GNOME groupware application similar to Microsoft Outlook.
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"
January 24, 2005
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local and remote