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<glsa id="200508-12">
<title>Evolution: Format string vulnerabilities</title>
Evolution is vulnerable to format string vulnerabilities which may result
in remote execution of arbitrary code.
<product type="ebuild">evolution</product>
<announced>August 23, 2005</announced>
<revised>August 23, 2005: 01</revised>
<package name="mail-client/evolution" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.2.3-r3</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.2.3-r3</vulnerable>
Evolution is a GNOME groupware application.
Ulf Harnhammar discovered that Evolution is vulnerable to format
string bugs when viewing attached vCards and when displaying contact
information from remote LDAP servers or task list data from remote
servers (CAN-2005-2549). He also discovered that Evolution fails to
handle special calendar entries if the user switches to the Calendars
tab (CAN-2005-2550).
<impact type="normal">
An attacker could attach specially crafted vCards to emails or
setup malicious LDAP servers or calendar entries which would trigger
the format string vulnerabilities when viewed or accessed from
Evolution. This could potentially result in the execution of arbitrary
code with the rights of the user running Evolution.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Evolution users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=mail-client/evolution-2.2.3-r3&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-2549</uri>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-2550</uri>
<uri link="">SITIC Vulnerability Advisory SA05-001</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sun, 21 Aug 2005 20:42:02 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Mon, 22 Aug 2005 11:14:56 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 23 Aug 2005 07:46:15 +0000">