USN-442-1: Evolution vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-442-1
26th March, 2007
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 6.10
- Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
Ulf Harnhammar of Secunia Research discovered that Evolution did not
correctly handle format strings when displaying shared memos. If a
remote attacker tricked a user into viewing a specially crafted shared
memo, they could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 6.10:
- evolution 2.8.1-0ubuntu4.1
- Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
- evolution 2.6.1-0ubuntu7.1
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Evolution or reboot
your computer to effect the necessary changes.