USN-583-1: Evolution vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-583-1

5th March, 2008

evolution vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 7.10
  • Ubuntu 7.04
  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software description

  • evolution


Ulf Harnhammar discovered that Evolution did not correctly handle format
strings when processing encrypted emails. A remote attacker could exploit
this by sending a specially crafted email, resulting in arbitrary code

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.10:
evolution 2.12.1-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 7.04:
evolution 2.10.1-0ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 6.10:
evolution 2.8.1-0ubuntu4.2
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
evolution 2.6.1-0ubuntu7.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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