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Evolution Encrypted Message Format String Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2008-03-05    Last Update:  2008-03-12    Views:  13,220

Secunia Advisory SA29057

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Evolution, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

A format string error in the "emf_multipart_encrypted()" and "emf_inlinepgp_encrypted()" functions in mail/em-format.c when displaying data (e.g. the "Version:" field) from an encrypted e-mail message can be exploited to execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted e-mail message.

Successful exploitation requires that the user selects a malicious e-mail message.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 2.12.3. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 2.22.0.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Ulf Harnhammar, Secunia Research.

Original Advisory:
Secunia Research:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2008-8/

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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