Ubuntu Security Notice USN-733-1
16th March, 2009
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 7.10
- Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- 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: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Evolution to effect
the necessary changes.