Evolution: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

2007-06-06T00:00:00
ID GLSA-200706-02
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2007-06-06T00:00:00

Description

Background

Evolution is the mail client of the GNOME desktop environment.

Description

Ulf Harnhammar from Secunia Research has discovered a format string error in the write_html() function in the file calendar/gui/e-cal-component-memo-preview.c.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted shared memo, possibly 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-2.8.3-r2"