Ulf Harnhammar, Secunia Research, discovered a format string flaw in the way
evolution displays a memo's categories. It is possible for an attacker to send
a specially crafted memo mail which could execute arbitrary code as the user
running evoluiton. This memo must be accepted form the email, then later viewed
by the victim. The attack requires a fair amount of user interaction to be
This flaw is now public:
Created attachment 151221 [details]
Thanks Josh. Just committed this upstream.
Working my way backwards through our distros...
Patch applied to evolution-2.8.0-33.0.1.el5.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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