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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   GNOME Evolution Vendors:   Gnome Development Team
GNOME Evolution 'mailto:' URL Bug May Let Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1028263
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1028263
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-3201   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 8 2013
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 3.2.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in GNOME Evolution. A remote user may be able to obtain potentially sensitive information.

A remote user can create a specially crafted 'mailto:' URL that, when loaded by the target user, will attach a file from the target user's system to the resulting email message.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.2.3) [in January 2012].

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://git.gnome.org/browse/evolution/commit/?id=0a478083fa31aec0059bc6feacc054226fe55b56

Vendor URL:  www.gnome.org/projects/evolution/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.


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