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<title>Evolution: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code</title>
<synopsis>
Multiple vulnerabilities in Evolution may allow for user-assisted execution
of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">evolution</product>
<announced>June 16, 2008</announced>
<revised>June 16, 2008: 01</revised>
<bug>223963</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="mail-client/evolution" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.12.3-r2</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.12.3-r2</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Evolution is the mail client of the GNOME desktop environment.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Alin Rad Pop (Secunia Research) reported two vulnerabilities in
Evolution:
</p>
<ul><li>
A boundary error exists when parsing overly long timezone strings
contained within iCalendar attachments and when the ITip formatter is
disabled (CVE-2008-1108).</li>
<li>
A boundary error exists when replying to an iCalendar request with an
overly long "DESCRIPTION" property while in calendar view
(CVE-2008-1109).
</li>
</ul>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
iCalendar attachment, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running Evolution.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Evolution users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=mail-client/evolution-2.12.3-r2&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1108">CVE-2008-1108</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1109">CVE-2008-1109</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 03 Jun 2008 15:11:52 +0000">
vorlon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Thu, 05 Jun 2008 10:04:23 +0000">
vorlon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sat, 14 Jun 2008 21:39:04 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
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