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RHSA-2008:0516: evolution security update

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RHSA-2008:0516: evolution security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
06/04/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
07/08/2008
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated evolution packages that address a buffer overflow vulnerability are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Evolution is the integrated collection of e-mail, calendaring, contact management, communications and personal information management (PIM) tools for the GNOME desktop environment. A flaw was found in the way Evolution parsed iCalendar timezone attachment data. If mail which included a carefully crafted iCalendar attachment was opened, arbitrary code could be executed as the user running Evolution. (CVE-2008-1108) Red Hat would like to thank Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research for responsibly disclosing this issue. All users of Evolution should upgrade to these updated packages, which contains a backported patch which resolves this issue.

Solution(s)

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

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