USN-442-1: Evolution vulnerability

26 March 2007

evolution vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description


Ulf Harnhammar of Secunia Research discovered that Evolution did not correctly handle format strings when displaying shared memos. If a remote attacker tricked a user into viewing a specially crafted shared memo, they could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.10
evolution - 2.8.1-0ubuntu4.1
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
evolution - 2.6.1-0ubuntu7.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Evolution or reboot your computer to effect the necessary changes.