RHSA-2005:238 - Security Advisory
evolution security update
Security Advisory: Low
Updated evolution packages that fix various bugs are now available.
This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.
Evolution is the GNOME collection of personal information management (PIM)
tools. Evolution includes a mailer, calendar, contact manager, and
communication facility. The tools which make up Evolution are tightly
integrated with one another and act as a seamless personal information
A bug was found in Evolution's helper program camel-lock-helper. This
bug could allow a local attacker to gain root privileges if
camel-lock-helper has been built to execute with elevated privileges. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned
the name CAN-2005-0102 to this issue. On Red Hat Enterprise Linux,
camel-lock-helper is not built to execute with elevated privileges by
default. Please note however that if users have rebuilt Evolution from the
source RPM, as the root user, camel-lock-helper may be given elevated
Additionally, these updated packages address the following issues:
- - If evolution ran during a GNOME session, the evolution-wombat process
did not exit when the user logged out of the desktop.
- - For folders marked for Offline Synchronization: if a user moved a
message from a Local Folder to an IMAP folder while in
Offline mode, the message was not present in either folder after
returning to Online mode.
This update fixes this problem. Email messages that have been lost
this way may still be present in the following path:
~/evolution/ If this bug has affected you it may be possible to recover data by All users of evolution should upgrade to these updated packages, which Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released up2date For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/
examining the contents of this directory.
resolve these issues.
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:
If this bug has affected you it may be possible to recover data by
All users of evolution should upgrade to these updated packages, which
Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems 3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian 3