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USN-442-1: Evolution vulnerability

26 March 2007

Evolution vulnerability



Ulf Harnhammar of Secunia Research discovered that Evolution did not
correctly handle format strings when displaying shared memos. If a
remote attacker tricked a user into viewing a specially crafted shared
memo, they could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.10
  • evolution - 2.8.1-0ubuntu4.1
Ubuntu 6.06
  • evolution - 2.6.1-0ubuntu7.1

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Evolution or reboot
your computer to effect the necessary changes.