Updated evolution-data-server package that fixes a security 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.
The evolution-data-server package provides a unified backend for programs
that work with contacts, tasks, and calendar information.
A flaw was found in the way evolution-data-server processed certain APOP
authentication requests. By sending certain responses when
evolution-data-server attempted to authenticate against an APOP server, a
remote attacker could potentially acquire certain portions of a user's
authentication credentials. (CVE-2007-1558)
All users of evolution-data-server should upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch which resolves this issue.