Public Date:
448541: CVE-2008-1109 evolution: iCalendar buffer overflow via large description parameter

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Heap-based buffer overflow in Evolution 2.22.1 allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long DESCRIPTION property in an iCalendar attachment, which is not properly handled during a reply in the calendar view (aka the Calendars window).

Find out more about CVE-2008-1109 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

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 Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (evolution) RHSA-2008:0514 2008-06-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (evolution28) RHSA-2008:0515 2008-06-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Workstation version 5 (evolution) RHSA-2008:0514 2008-06-04


Red Hat would like to thank Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research for responsibly disclosing this issue.