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RHSA-2008:0177: evolution security update

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RHSA-2008:0177: evolution security update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
03/05/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/28/2008
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Updated evolution packages that fix a format string bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Evolution is the GNOME collection of personal information management (PIM) tools. A format string flaw was found in the way Evolution displayed encrypted mail content. If a user opened a carefully crafted mail message, arbitrary code could be executed as the user running Evolution. (CVE-2008-0072) 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 finding and reporting this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-evolution
  • redhat-upgrade-evolution-devel

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