RHEL 4 : evolution (RHSA-2008:0517)

2013-01-24T00:00:00
ID REDHAT-RHSA-2008-0517.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2019 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
Modified 2020-01-02T00:00:00

Description

Updated evolution packages that address a buffer overflow vulnerability 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 integrated collection of e-mail, calendaring, contact management, communications and personal information management (PIM) tools for the GNOME desktop environment.

A flaw was found in the way Evolution parsed iCalendar timezone attachment data. If mail which included a carefully crafted iCalendar attachment was opened, arbitrary code could be executed as the user running Evolution. (CVE-2008-1108)

Red Hat would like to thank Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research for responsibly disclosing this issue.

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

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 80502
#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0517. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Red Hat, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(63856);
  script_version("1.8");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/10/25 13:36:13");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2008-1108");
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2008:0517");

  script_name(english:"RHEL 4 : evolution (RHSA-2008:0517)");
  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 address a buffer overflow
vulnerability 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 integrated collection of e-mail, calendaring, contact
management, communications and personal information management (PIM)
tools for the GNOME desktop environment.

A flaw was found in the way Evolution parsed iCalendar timezone
attachment data. If mail which included a carefully crafted iCalendar
attachment was opened, arbitrary code could be executed as the user
running Evolution. (CVE-2008-1108)

Red Hat would like to thank Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research for
responsibly disclosing this issue.

All users of Evolution should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contains a backported patch which resolves this issue."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-1108.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0517.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:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_cwe_id(119);

  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:"2008/06/04");
  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) 2013-2019 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_5.2")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"RHEL4", sp:"5", reference:"evolution-devel-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.2")) flag++;


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