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GNOME Evolution Email Handling Denial of Service

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Release Date:  2006-03-02    Views:  12,736

Secunia Advisory SA19094

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Unpatched

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Alan Cox has discovered a vulnerability in Evolution, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an error within the rendering of a large email that contains a large number of URL links and other HTML formatting. This can be exploited to cause Evolution to consume a large amount of CPU and memory resources and stop responding. Evolution will try to reload the malicious email even when it is restarted.

The vulnerability has been confirmed in version 2.4.2.1. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Filter potentially malicious emails with a email filtering gateway.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Alan Cox

Deep Links:
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