Evolution: Integer overflow in camel-lock-helper
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200501-35 / evolution
||January 24, 2005
||January 24, 2005: 01
||local and remote
All supported architectures
An overflow in the camel-lock-helper application can be exploited by an
attacker to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.
Evolution is a GNOME groupware application similar to Microsoft
Max Vozeler discovered an integer overflow in the
camel-lock-helper application, which is installed as setgid mail by
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.
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"