CVE Database


Impact: Critical
Public: 2008-03-05
Bugzilla: 435759: CVE-2008-0072 Evolution format string flaw


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Format string vulnerability in the emf_multipart_encrypted function in mail/em-format.c in Evolution 2.12.3 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted encrypted message, as demonstrated using the Version field.

Find out more about CVE-2008-0072 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.8
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Workstation version 5 (evolution) RHSA-2008:0177 March 05, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES EUS (v. 4.5) (evolution) RHSA-2008:0178 March 05, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (evolution) RHSA-2008:0177 March 05, 2008
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 RHSA-2008:0177 March 05, 2008

External References


Red Hat would like to thank Ulf Härnhammar of Secunia Research for finding and reporting this issue.

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