USN-1922-1: Evolution Data Server vulnerability

31 July 2013

evolution-data-server vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 13.04
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Evolution would sometimes encrypt email to the wrong recipient.

Software Description

  • evolution-data-server - Evolution suite data server


Yves-Alexis Perez discovered that Evolution Data Server did not properly select GPG recipients. Under certain circumstances, this could result in Evolution encrypting email to an unintended recipient.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 13.04
libcamel-1.2-40 - 3.6.4-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 12.10
libcamel-1.2-40 - 3.6.2-0ubuntu0.2
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
libcamel-1.2-29 - 3.2.3-0ubuntu7.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system update you need to restart Evolution to make all the necessary changes.