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Security Advisory Critical: evolution security update

Advisory: RHSA-2008:0517-10
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2008-06-04
Last updated on: 2008-06-04
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.5.z)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.5.z)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2008-1108

Details

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.


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

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4.5.z)

SRPMS:
evolution-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.2.src.rpm     MD5: 116c45957aefb3938b8e7f40258cb67e
 
IA-32:
evolution-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.2.i386.rpm     MD5: 3950bcca18d7abab62664601d920d46b
evolution-devel-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.2.i386.rpm     MD5: 2738cf2c04887f8310477ddbfc2029e2
 
IA-64:
evolution-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.2.ia64.rpm     MD5: 212d593db54efdf00a156bb1ad4af358
evolution-devel-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.2.ia64.rpm     MD5: c35b5968fb5f515fec9c1dd2479e49e1
 
PPC:
evolution-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.2.ppc.rpm     MD5: c308f53a4805069915a3366546a43d03
evolution-devel-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.2.ppc.rpm     MD5: 1de2fac34e0cce464cab730b37f01ff4
 
s390:
evolution-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.2.s390.rpm     MD5: 97a4e7b20e9f921e38a99513290d80fb
evolution-devel-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.2.s390.rpm     MD5: 831da40e73a403444333d7daef838128
 
s390x:
evolution-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.2.s390x.rpm     MD5: d37189746b31b011626404592323a77d
evolution-devel-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.2.s390x.rpm     MD5: 4a1b4b55a701f2e84450d44956d08a30
 
x86_64:
evolution-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.2.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 9eafd0b861774cd049f257bfae6ef5f2
evolution-devel-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.2.x86_64.rpm     MD5: f27c4f51208dd987b89eac0595ae2b44
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4.5.z)

SRPMS:
evolution-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.2.src.rpm     MD5: 116c45957aefb3938b8e7f40258cb67e
 
IA-32:
evolution-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.2.i386.rpm     MD5: 3950bcca18d7abab62664601d920d46b
evolution-devel-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.2.i386.rpm     MD5: 2738cf2c04887f8310477ddbfc2029e2
 
IA-64:
evolution-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.2.ia64.rpm     MD5: 212d593db54efdf00a156bb1ad4af358
evolution-devel-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.2.ia64.rpm     MD5: c35b5968fb5f515fec9c1dd2479e49e1
 
x86_64:
evolution-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.2.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 9eafd0b861774cd049f257bfae6ef5f2
evolution-devel-2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.2.x86_64.rpm     MD5: f27c4f51208dd987b89eac0595ae2b44
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

448540 - CVE-2008-1108 evolution: iCalendar buffer overflow via large timezone specification


References



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