USN-733-1: evolution-data-server vulnerability

16 March 2009

evolution-data-server vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 7.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description

  • evolution-data-server


It was discovered that the Base64 encoding functions in evolution-data-server did not properly handle large strings. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted image file, or tricked into connecting to a malicious server, an attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.10
libcamel1.2-10 - 1.12.1-0ubuntu2.1
libebook1.2-9 - 1.12.1-0ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
libcamel1.2-8 - 1.6.1-0ubuntu7.2
libebook1.2-5 - 1.6.1-0ubuntu7.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Evolution to effect the necessary changes.