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[ GLSA 200806-06 ] Evolution: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
From: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py () gentoo org>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 22:56:05 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200806-06
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Evolution: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
      Date: June 16, 2008
      Bugs: #223963
        ID: 200806-06

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities in Evolution may allow for user-assisted
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Evolution is the mail client of the GNOME desktop environment.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package                /   Vulnerable   /              Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  mail-client/evolution      < 2.12.3-r2               >= 2.12.3-r2

Description
===========

Alin Rad Pop (Secunia Research) reported two vulnerabilities in
Evolution:

* A boundary error exists when parsing overly long timezone strings
  contained within iCalendar attachments and when the ITip formatter is
  disabled (CVE-2008-1108).

* A boundary error exists when replying to an iCalendar request with
  an overly long "DESCRIPTION" property while in calendar view
  (CVE-2008-1109).

Impact
======

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.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Evolution users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/evolution-2.12.3-r2"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-1108
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1108
  [ 2 ] CVE-2008-1109
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1109

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200806-06.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
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