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USN-3724-1: Evolution Data Server vulnerability

26 July 2018

Evolution Data Server could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.




Jon Kristensen discovered that Evolution Data Server would automatically
downgrade a connection to an IMAP server if the IMAP server did not support
SSL. This would result in the user's password being unexpectedly sent in clear
text, even though the user had requested to use SSL.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

After a standard system update you need to restart Evolution to make
all the necessary changes.