Gentoo Logo

Evolution: Integer overflow in camel-lock-helper


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200501-35 / evolution
Release Date January 24, 2005
Latest Revision January 24, 2005: 01
Impact high
Exploitable local and remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
mail-client/evolution <= 2.0.2 >= 2.0.2-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #79183


An overflow in the camel-lock-helper application can be exploited by an attacker to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

2.  Impact Information


Evolution is a GNOME groupware application similar to Microsoft Outlook.


Max Vozeler discovered an integer overflow in the camel-lock-helper application, which is installed as setgid mail by default.


A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute malicious code with the privileges of the 'mail' group. A remote attacker could also setup a malicious POP server to execute arbitrary code when an Evolution user connects to it.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Evolution users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-client/evolution-2.0.2-r1"

4.  References


Page updated January 24, 2005

Summary: This is a Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Security Team
Contact Address

Donate to support our development efforts.

Copyright 2001-2015 Gentoo Foundation, Inc. Questions, Comments? Contact us.