Evolution: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200706-02 / evolution
||June 06, 2007
||June 06, 2007: 01
All supported architectures
A vulnerability has been discovered in Evolution allowing for the execution
of arbitrary code.
Evolution is the mail client of the GNOME desktop environment.
Ulf Harnhammar from Secunia Research has discovered a format string
error in the write_html() function in the file
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
shared memo, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running Evolution.
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-2.8.3-r2"