Updated evolution packages that fix a format string bug are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
Evolution is the GNOME collection of personal information management (PIM)
A format string bug was found in the way Evolution parsed the category field
in a memo. If a user tried to save and then view a carefully crafted memo,
arbitrary code may be executed as the user running Evolution. (CVE-2007-1002)
This flaw did not affect the versions of Evolution shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.
All users of Evolution should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch which resolves this issue.
Red Hat would like to thank Ulf Harnhammar of Secunia Research for
reporting this issue.