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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Evolution Vendors:   Gnome Development Team
Evolution Buffer Overflow in Processing iCalendar Timezone Strings Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020169
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020169
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1108   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 4 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jun 4 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.22.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Evolution. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create an iCalendar attachment with a specially crafted timezone string that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vendor was notified on May 27, 2008.

Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2008-22/advisory/

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:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.gnome.org/projects/evolution/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jun 4 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Evolution Buffer Overflow in Processing iCalendar Timezone Strings Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.
Jun 4 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Evolution Buffer Overflow in Processing iCalendar Timezone Strings Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5.z.
Jun 4 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Evolution Buffer Overflow in Processing iCalendar Timezone Strings Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Jun 4 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix for evolution28) Evolution Buffer Overflow in Processing iCalendar Timezone Strings Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for evolution28 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



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