USN-475-1: evolution-data-server vulnerability

21 June 2007

evolution-data-server vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 7.04
  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description


Philip Van Hoof discovered that the IMAP client in Evolution did not correctly verify the SEQUENCE value. A malicious or spoofed server could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.04
libcamel1.2-10 - 1.10.1-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 6.10
libcamel1.2-8 - 1.8.1-0ubuntu5.1
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
libcamel1.2-8 - 1.6.1-0ubuntu7.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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