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.