Evolution: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code — GLSA 200706-02

A vulnerability has been discovered in Evolution allowing for the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

mail-client/evolution on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.8.3-r2
Unaffected versions >= 2.8.3-r2

Background

Evolution is the mail client of the GNOME desktop environment.

Description

Ulf Harnhammar from Secunia Research has discovered a format string error in the write_html() function in the file calendar/gui/e-cal-component-memo-preview.c.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted shared memo, possibly 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-2.8.3-r2"

References

Release Date
June 06, 2007

Latest Revision
June 06, 2007: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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