Bug 231478 - CVE-2007-1002 evolution format string flaw
Summary: CVE-2007-1002 evolution format string flaw
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: evolution
Version: 5.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Matthew Barnes
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Whiteboard: impact=moderate,source=secunia,report...
Depends On:
Blocks: CVE-2007-1002
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-08 16:48 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: RHSA-2007-0158
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-05-03 12:30:58 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Proposed patch (401 bytes, patch)
2007-03-29 19:05 UTC, Josh Bressers
no flags Details | Diff

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2007:0158 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: evolution security update 2007-05-03 12:30:55 UTC

Description Josh Bressers 2007-03-08 16:48:45 UTC
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

Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2007-03-22 13:38:19 UTC
This flaw is now public:

Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2007-03-29 19:05:41 UTC
Created attachment 151221 [details]
Proposed patch

Comment 3 Matthew Barnes 2007-03-29 20:12:26 UTC
Thanks Josh.  Just committed this upstream.

Working my way backwards through our distros...

Comment 4 Matthew Barnes 2007-03-30 17:08:18 UTC
Patch applied to evolution-2.8.0-33.0.1.el5.

Comment 15 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-05-03 12:30:59 UTC
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,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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