USN-69-1: Evolution vulnerability
Posted on: 01/24/2005 09:53 AM

An Evolution security update has been released for Ubuntu Linux 4.10

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-69-1 January 24, 2005
evolution vulnerability

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog)

The following packages are affected:


The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to version 2.0.2-0ubuntu2.1. In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

Max Vozeler discovered an integer overflow in camel-lock-helper. An user-supplied length value was not validated, so that a value of -1 caused a buffer allocation of 0 bytes; this buffer was then filled by an arbitrary amount of user-supplied data.

A local attacker or a malicious POP3 server could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with root privileges (because camel-lock-helper is installed as setuid root).

Source archives:
Size/MD5: 50511 bbbfa6cdc735c71fb574a3a12f836a1a
Size/MD5: 1186 1f83476cf5dcbd02bf7b984d3dcf480d
Size/MD5: 20925198 7b3c1b6b7f67c548d7e45bf2ed7abd0f

Architecture independent packages:
Size/MD5: 16622 2cf68cec4ccb92d5ffd7982602efc08c
Size/MD5: 39674 850a2060b158ea4e34197f8ec7f6d356

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)
Size/MD5: 134284 194ff4092d8e0379dcd21b86af35ae75
Size/MD5: 10437562 a312639431700cce925f7a1875dfc022

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)
Size/MD5: 134272 1c57a9b6c78e6808b831a65772aefdb9
Size/MD5: 10201710 306466a195cebf0ef513b62836c3dd66

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)
Size/MD5: 134288 4d1607ab2f239fca5516fc8f2fee1fca
Size/MD5: 10255176 6f832b0fbe274cfc4d9c183df3f98075

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