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Category:   Application (E-mail Client)  >   Evolution Vendors:   Gnome Development Team
Evolution Buffer Overflow in Replying to iCalendar Requests Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020170
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020170
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1109   (Links to External Site)
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 request with a specially crafted 'DESCRIPTION' property. When the request is replied to by the target user when in calendar view, a buffer overflow will occur and arbitrary code will be executed on the target user's 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.

Discovered by Alin Rad Pop, Secunia Research.

The original advisory is available at:

http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2008-23/advisory/

Impact:   A remote user can create a request that, when replied to 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 Replying to iCalendar Requests 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 Replying to iCalendar Requests Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for evolution28 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



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