RHEL 4 : evolution (RHSA-2008:0178)

2013-01-24T00:00:00
ID REDHAT-RHSA-2008-0178.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2016-05-26T00:00:00

Description

Updated evolution packages that fix a format string bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5 Extended Update Support.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Evolution is the GNOME collection of personal information management (PIM) tools.

A format string flaw was found in the way Evolution displayed encrypted mail content. If a user opened a carefully crafted mail message, arbitrary code could be executed as the user running Evolution. (CVE-2008-0072)

All users of Evolution should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch which resolves this issue.

Red Hat would like to thank Ulf Harnhammar of Secunia Research for finding and reporting this issue.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0178. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Red Hat, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(63849);
  script_version("$Revision: 1.7 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2016/05/26 16:14:07 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2008-0072");
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2008:0178");

  script_name(english:"RHEL 4 : evolution (RHSA-2008:0178)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated packages");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Updated evolution packages that fix a format string bug are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5 Extended Update Support.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Evolution is the GNOME collection of personal information management
(PIM) tools.

A format string flaw was found in the way Evolution displayed
encrypted mail content. If a user opened a carefully crafted mail
message, arbitrary code could be executed as the user running
Evolution. (CVE-2008-0072)

All users of Evolution should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch which resolves this issue.

Red Hat would like to thank Ulf Harnhammar of Secunia Research for
finding and reporting this issue."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-0072.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0178.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected evolution and / or evolution-devel packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_cwe_id(134);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:evolution");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:evolution-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.5");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2008/03/05");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2013/01/24");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"Red Hat Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/RedHat/release", "Host/RedHat/rpm-list");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("rpm.inc");

if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
release = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/release");
if (isnull(release) || "Red Hat" >!< release) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Red Hat");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);

cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ("x86_64" >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$" && "s390" >!< cpu) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Red Hat", cpu);

flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL4", sp:"5", reference:"evolution-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL4", sp:"5", reference:"evolution-devel-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1")) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_warning(port:0, extra:rpm_report_get());
  else security_warning(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");