RedHat: Important: Evolution security update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux Updated evolution packages that fix a format string issue are now available. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: Evolution security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:267-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-267.html
Issue date:        2005-08-29
Updated on:        2005-08-29
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-2549 CAN-2005-2550
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1. Summary:

Updated evolution packages that fix a format string issue are now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 3 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

Evolution is the GNOME collection of personal information management (PIM)
tools.

A format string bug was found in Evolution.  If a user tries to save a
carefully crafted meeting or appointment, arbitrary code may be executed as
the user running Evolution. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project has assigned the name CAN-2005-2550 to this issue.

Additionally, several other format string bugs were found in Evolution. If
a user views a malicious vCard, connects to a malicious LDAP server, or
displays a task list from a malicious remote server, arbitrary code may be
executed as the user running Evolution. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project has assigned the name CAN-2005-2549 to this issue. Please
note that this issue only affects Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

All users of Evolution should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch which resolves this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.  Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages.  To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

    up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

    http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

165235 - CAN-2005-2549 Sitic Vulnerability Advisory: SA05-001 Evolution multiple remote format string bugs (RHEL4) (CAN-2005-2550)
165236 - CAN-2005-2550 Sitic Vulnerability Advisory: SA05-001 Evolution multiple remote format string bugs (RHEL3)


6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/evolution-1.4.5-16.src.rpm
64de9c454f1985ac261404de29171459  evolution-1.4.5-16.src.rpm

i386:
b6ab1aee94253b982a327828d201ab90  evolution-1.4.5-16.i386.rpm
72e961d8fafbd83ed5f354a1f066f308  evolution-devel-1.4.5-16.i386.rpm

ia64:
0afe128ad8d995daf7e52d1f718ac3fa  evolution-1.4.5-16.ia64.rpm
841a301e4f8f0b7fdf9254278d2a0d01  evolution-devel-1.4.5-16.ia64.rpm

ppc:
45ccb2ad1cad38000bdf9735d89740cd  evolution-1.4.5-16.ppc.rpm
471dbd100230ec85140667ab4afe4f9a  evolution-devel-1.4.5-16.ppc.rpm

s390:
f21d2bbe58e1d4bc10451d3b66d477df  evolution-1.4.5-16.s390.rpm
c1f9135edee72d450f822da6b70517c1  evolution-devel-1.4.5-16.s390.rpm

s390x:
e4845774c8ae63f2c754ee18bbfb08dd  evolution-1.4.5-16.s390x.rpm
144becdb2a59b78e2510cac31968a4e1  evolution-devel-1.4.5-16.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
ee6f495c0204f84f7d2ed4e96cbca4dd  evolution-1.4.5-16.x86_64.rpm
acba6d9167cedfec8b52f7acb0ce5773  evolution-devel-1.4.5-16.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3desktop/en/os/SRPMS/evolution-1.4.5-16.src.rpm
64de9c454f1985ac261404de29171459  evolution-1.4.5-16.src.rpm

i386:
b6ab1aee94253b982a327828d201ab90  evolution-1.4.5-16.i386.rpm
72e961d8fafbd83ed5f354a1f066f308  evolution-devel-1.4.5-16.i386.rpm

x86_64:
ee6f495c0204f84f7d2ed4e96cbca4dd  evolution-1.4.5-16.x86_64.rpm
acba6d9167cedfec8b52f7acb0ce5773  evolution-devel-1.4.5-16.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/evolution-1.4.5-16.src.rpm
64de9c454f1985ac261404de29171459  evolution-1.4.5-16.src.rpm

i386:
b6ab1aee94253b982a327828d201ab90  evolution-1.4.5-16.i386.rpm
72e961d8fafbd83ed5f354a1f066f308  evolution-devel-1.4.5-16.i386.rpm

ia64:
0afe128ad8d995daf7e52d1f718ac3fa  evolution-1.4.5-16.ia64.rpm
841a301e4f8f0b7fdf9254278d2a0d01  evolution-devel-1.4.5-16.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
ee6f495c0204f84f7d2ed4e96cbca4dd  evolution-1.4.5-16.x86_64.rpm
acba6d9167cedfec8b52f7acb0ce5773  evolution-devel-1.4.5-16.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/evolution-1.4.5-16.src.rpm
64de9c454f1985ac261404de29171459  evolution-1.4.5-16.src.rpm

i386:
b6ab1aee94253b982a327828d201ab90  evolution-1.4.5-16.i386.rpm
72e961d8fafbd83ed5f354a1f066f308  evolution-devel-1.4.5-16.i386.rpm

ia64:
0afe128ad8d995daf7e52d1f718ac3fa  evolution-1.4.5-16.ia64.rpm
841a301e4f8f0b7fdf9254278d2a0d01  evolution-devel-1.4.5-16.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
ee6f495c0204f84f7d2ed4e96cbca4dd  evolution-1.4.5-16.x86_64.rpm
acba6d9167cedfec8b52f7acb0ce5773  evolution-devel-1.4.5-16.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/evolution-2.0.2-16.3.src.rpm
38e6363d976371f9c506e85d85964f80  evolution-2.0.2-16.3.src.rpm

i386:
ebebd06e957857c33718dbeae32fe191  evolution-2.0.2-16.3.i386.rpm
4a5434ff49d485307516b7074be33452  evolution-devel-2.0.2-16.3.i386.rpm

ia64:
0c5f0fa243d7344c7c08e53fa9cf567c  evolution-2.0.2-16.3.ia64.rpm
c6436a6670f2e95d57553a4be64727dd  evolution-devel-2.0.2-16.3.ia64.rpm

ppc:
fa014dc0973f2c0e6e9e53eada2870a9  evolution-2.0.2-16.3.ppc.rpm
eaca77794ce77f996dcb0edc2be28efa  evolution-devel-2.0.2-16.3.ppc.rpm

s390:
3aead415dfd8b2bd14cc365fbc2c72a5  evolution-2.0.2-16.3.s390.rpm
c2f76dc40fc4cabf40684b334ff61f3d  evolution-devel-2.0.2-16.3.s390.rpm

s390x:
cd24f2f5e1b30c7e316e9de46c113270  evolution-2.0.2-16.3.s390x.rpm
44e56bc1727578db18e4fddc06c62a97  evolution-devel-2.0.2-16.3.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
ec340d42ffdcb8de1d8ec844868f92b7  evolution-2.0.2-16.3.x86_64.rpm
55df9a9c087385075c1acc9864349d7c  evolution-devel-2.0.2-16.3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/evolution-2.0.2-16.3.src.rpm
38e6363d976371f9c506e85d85964f80  evolution-2.0.2-16.3.src.rpm

i386:
ebebd06e957857c33718dbeae32fe191  evolution-2.0.2-16.3.i386.rpm
4a5434ff49d485307516b7074be33452  evolution-devel-2.0.2-16.3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
ec340d42ffdcb8de1d8ec844868f92b7  evolution-2.0.2-16.3.x86_64.rpm
55df9a9c087385075c1acc9864349d7c  evolution-devel-2.0.2-16.3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/evolution-2.0.2-16.3.src.rpm
38e6363d976371f9c506e85d85964f80  evolution-2.0.2-16.3.src.rpm

i386:
ebebd06e957857c33718dbeae32fe191  evolution-2.0.2-16.3.i386.rpm
4a5434ff49d485307516b7074be33452  evolution-devel-2.0.2-16.3.i386.rpm

ia64:
0c5f0fa243d7344c7c08e53fa9cf567c  evolution-2.0.2-16.3.ia64.rpm
c6436a6670f2e95d57553a4be64727dd  evolution-devel-2.0.2-16.3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
ec340d42ffdcb8de1d8ec844868f92b7  evolution-2.0.2-16.3.x86_64.rpm
55df9a9c087385075c1acc9864349d7c  evolution-devel-2.0.2-16.3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/evolution-2.0.2-16.3.src.rpm
38e6363d976371f9c506e85d85964f80  evolution-2.0.2-16.3.src.rpm

i386:
ebebd06e957857c33718dbeae32fe191  evolution-2.0.2-16.3.i386.rpm
4a5434ff49d485307516b7074be33452  evolution-devel-2.0.2-16.3.i386.rpm

ia64:
0c5f0fa243d7344c7c08e53fa9cf567c  evolution-2.0.2-16.3.ia64.rpm
c6436a6670f2e95d57553a4be64727dd  evolution-devel-2.0.2-16.3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
ec340d42ffdcb8de1d8ec844868f92b7  evolution-2.0.2-16.3.x86_64.rpm
55df9a9c087385075c1acc9864349d7c  evolution-devel-2.0.2-16.3.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2549
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2550

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

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