RHSA-2008:0178-01 Critical: evolution security update
Posted on: 03/05/2008 01:00 PM

A new update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Here the announcement:

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Critical: evolution security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2008:0178-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0178.html
Issue date: 2008-03-05
CVE Names: CVE-2008-0072
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1. Summary:

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.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4.5.z - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4.5.z - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Description:

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 Härnhammar of Secunia Research for finding
and reporting this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

435759 - CVE-2008-0072 Evolution format string flaw

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4.5.z:

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/4AS-4.5.z/en/os/SRPMS/evolution-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.src.rpm

i386:
evolution-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.i386.rpm
evolution-debuginfo-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.i386.rpm
evolution-devel-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
evolution-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.ia64.rpm
evolution-debuginfo-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.ia64.rpm
evolution-devel-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.ia64.rpm

ppc:
evolution-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.ppc.rpm
evolution-debuginfo-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.ppc.rpm
evolution-devel-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.ppc.rpm

s390:
evolution-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.s390.rpm
evolution-debuginfo-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.s390.rpm
evolution-devel-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.s390.rpm

s390x:
evolution-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.s390x.rpm
evolution-debuginfo-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.s390x.rpm
evolution-devel-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
evolution-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.x86_64.rpm
evolution-debuginfo-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.x86_64.rpm
evolution-devel-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4.5.z:

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/4ES-4.5.z/en/os/SRPMS/evolution-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.src.rpm

i386:
evolution-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.i386.rpm
evolution-debuginfo-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.i386.rpm
evolution-devel-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
evolution-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.ia64.rpm
evolution-debuginfo-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.ia64.rpm
evolution-devel-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
evolution-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.x86_64.rpm
evolution-debuginfo-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.x86_64.rpm
evolution-devel-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0072
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is lt;secalert@redhat.comgt;. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2008 Red Hat, Inc.
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