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CESA-2005:397: evolution security update

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CESA-2005:397: evolution security update



Updated evolution packages that fix various security issues are now available. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Evolution is a GNOME-based collection of personal information management (PIM) tools. A bug was found in the way Evolution displays mail messages. It is possible that an attacker could create a specially crafted mail message that when opened by a victim causes Evolution to stop responding. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0806 to this issue. A bug was also found in Evolution's helper program camel-lock-helper. This bug could allow a local attacker to gain root privileges if camel-lock-helper has been built to execute with elevated privileges. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0102 to this issue. On CentOS Linux, camel-lock-helper is not built to execute with elevated privileges by default. Please note however that if users have rebuilt Evolution from the source RPM, as the root user, camel-lock-helper may be given elevated privileges. All users of evolution should upgrade to these updated packages, which include backported fixes to correct these issues.


  • centos-upgrade-evolution
  • centos-upgrade-evolution-devel

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