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Debian: New evolution packages fix arbitrary code execution as root Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Max Vozeler discovered an integer overflow in a helper application inside of Evolution, a free grouware suite. A local attacker could cause the setuid root helper to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 673-1                                        Martin Schulze
February 10th, 2005           
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Package        : evolution
Vulnerability  : integer overflow
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-0102
BugTraq ID     : 12354

Max Vozeler discovered an integer overflow in a helper application
inside of Evolution, a free grouware suite.  A local attacker could
cause the setuid root helper to execute arbitrary code with elevated

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.0.5-1woody2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.0.3-1.2.

We recommend that you upgrade your evolution package.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      990 135eae823f6a0159a5f7ec6bc72c72b0
      Size/MD5 checksum:    16718 fdcc1244d1cfbe4c297cc49a577491b8
      Size/MD5 checksum: 15010672 d2ffe374b453d28f5456db5af0a7983c

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum: 10271422 207d01d4b051c5350a6c1952bc5221ee
      Size/MD5 checksum:   947952 b74d9c65882ae4bafa47d6614a96596c
      Size/MD5 checksum:   623002 5b864fe6659626050ac55ebf5e8572e0

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  9282272 57853c1bd08388274b34399548bff183
      Size/MD5 checksum:   663850 30e04aac4fbcda4e6b709aa1eb378f74
      Size/MD5 checksum:   492650 96a58d81835fe40c118613994898a99f

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  8905428 cc4885b6fff4f47cc3b729765454ea3d
      Size/MD5 checksum:   585986 53373ed37020c508d50c7f1c5006e6d3
      Size/MD5 checksum:   470658 615259b21a7c889e8c7203b10e4e7b15

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum: 11454804 a4545f6efeb590b2602f8b8c44c9072d
      Size/MD5 checksum:   948252 f24c513391cdbd5cf51e0ec5a01def13
      Size/MD5 checksum:   771184 2dbb984644f181bd46d996c6f06c2ac2

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  8876466 b47fd595352d5535199dc889d9aa653d
      Size/MD5 checksum:   578364 821686bde02e2ab5a86a3f07f272af26
      Size/MD5 checksum:   483950 0927332469d079b3118ff012038b2865

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  9339162 e0df2bad032a3a996981b3483223f0f0
      Size/MD5 checksum:   680544 be4b5ade6dcbe9264d30becd3f3789e1
      Size/MD5 checksum:   511292 2bcda2165950f94d01630b13cb1264d1

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  9219484 065504345356c2993a8ff479c7ac4653
      Size/MD5 checksum:   640874 627f5efbeccefd384ae0335dd784c82b
      Size/MD5 checksum:   522850 d7055f0f6a273a52cd09fd783f88c525

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  9393318 4325f6d1bccd22cda371be7dd0a3add8
      Size/MD5 checksum:   670336 f58f241480dbdd3b6f673fb038e100d4
      Size/MD5 checksum:   510008 adc53f31cc22856e321f2e200a4f0d20

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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