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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.55180
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:267
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2005:267.

Evolution is the GNOME collection of personal information management (PIM)
tools.

A format string bug was found in Evolution. If a user tries to save a
carefully crafted meeting or appointment, arbitrary code may be executed as
the user running Evolution. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project has assigned the name CVE-2005-2550 to this issue.

Additionally, several other format string bugs were found in Evolution. If
a user views a malicious vCard, connects to a malicious LDAP server, or
displays a task list from a malicious remote server, arbitrary code may be
executed as the user running Evolution. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project has assigned the name CVE-2005-2549 to this issue. Please
note that this issue only affects Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

All users of Evolution should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch which resolves this issue.

Solution:
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-267.html

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:
7.5

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-2549
BugTraq ID: 14532
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/14532
Bugtraq: 20050810 Evolution multiple remote format string bugs (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/407789
Debian Security Information: DSA-1016 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1016
http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2005-August/msg00031.html
http://marc.info/?l=full-disclosure&m=112368237712032&w=2
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:141
http://www.sitic.se/eng/advisories_and_recommendations/sa05-001.html
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9553
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-267.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/16394
http://secunia.com/advisories/19380
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2005:054 (Google Search)
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2005_54_evolution.html
https://usn.ubuntu.com/166-1/
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-2550
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10880
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