ID CVE-2007-1002
Summary Format string vulnerability in the write_html function in calendar/gui/e-cal-component-memo-preview.c in Evolution Shared Memo 2.8.2.1, and possibly earlier versions, allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via format specifiers in the categories of a crafted shared memo.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:evolution:shared_memo:2.8.2.1
    cpe:2.3:a:evolution:shared_memo:2.8.2.1
CVSS
Base: 6.8 (as of 23-03-2007 - 10:12)
Impact:
Exploitability:
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2007-0158.NASL
    description Updated evolution packages that fix a format string bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. Evolution is the GNOME collection of personal information management (PIM) tools. A format string bug was found in the way Evolution parsed the category field in a memo. If a user tried to save and then view a carefully crafted memo, arbitrary code may be executed as the user running Evolution. (CVE-2007-1002) This flaw did not affect the versions of Evolution shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4. All users of Evolution should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch which resolves this issue. Red Hat would like to thank Ulf Harnhammar of Secunia Research for reporting this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-16
    plugin id 25327
    published 2007-05-25
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=25327
    title RHEL 5 : evolution (RHSA-2007:0158)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-200706-02.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200706-02 (Evolution: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code) Ulf Harnhammar from Secunia Research has discovered a format string error in the write_html() function in the file calendar/gui/e-cal-component-memo-preview.c. Impact : A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted shared memo, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Evolution. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-10
    plugin id 25452
    published 2007-06-07
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=25452
    title GLSA-200706-02 : Evolution: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_EVOLUTION-3960.NASL
    description Format string problems in the Memo Viewer of evolution could be used to potentially execute code when viewing shared memos. (CVE-2007-1002)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 27210
    published 2007-10-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=27210
    title openSUSE 10 Security Update : evolution (evolution-3960)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-442-1.NASL
    description 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. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 28039
    published 2007-11-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=28039
    title Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : evolution vulnerability (USN-442-1)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1325.NASL
    description Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in Evolution, a groupware suite with mail client and organizer. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems : - CVE-2007-1002 Ulf Harnhammar discovered that a format string vulnerability in the handling of shared calendars may allow the execution of arbitrary code. - CVE-2007-3257 It was discovered that the IMAP code in the Evolution Data Server performs insufficient sanitising of a value later used an array index, which can lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 25675
    published 2007-07-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=25675
    title Debian DSA-1325-1 : evolution - several vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRAKE_MDKSA-2007-070.NASL
    description A format string error in the 'write_html()' function in calendar/gui/ e-cal-component-memo-preview.c when displaying a memo's categories can potentially be exploited to execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted shared memo containing format specifiers. Updated packages have been patched to address this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 24939
    published 2007-04-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=24939
    title Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : evolution (MDKSA-2007:070)
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:01:38.403-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Aharon Chernin
    organization SCAP.com, LLC
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11414
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is CentOS Linux 5.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15802
  • comment Oracle Linux 5.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15459
description Format string vulnerability in the write_html function in calendar/gui/e-cal-component-memo-preview.c in Evolution Shared Memo 2.8.2.1, and possibly earlier versions, allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via format specifiers in the categories of a crafted shared memo.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10100
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title Format string vulnerability in the write_html function in calendar/gui/e-cal-component-memo-preview.c in Evolution Shared Memo 2.8.2.1, and possibly earlier versions, allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via format specifiers in the categories of a crafted shared memo.
version 18
redhat via4
advisories
bugzilla
id 231478
title CVE-2007-1002 evolution format string flaw
oval
AND
  • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is installed
    oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070055001
  • OR
    • AND
      • comment evolution is earlier than 0:2.8.0-33.0.1.el5
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070158002
      • comment evolution is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070158003
    • AND
      • comment evolution-devel is earlier than 0:2.8.0-33.0.1.el5
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070158004
      • comment evolution-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070158005
rhsa
id RHSA-2007:0158
released 2007-05-03
severity Moderate
title RHSA-2007:0158: evolution security update (Moderate)
rpms
  • evolution-0:2.8.0-33.0.1.el5
  • evolution-devel-0:2.8.0-33.0.1.el5
refmap via4
bid 23073
bugtraq
  • 20070321 Secunia Research: Evolution Shared Memo Categories Format StringVulnerability
  • 20070405 FLEA-2007-0010-1: evolution
debian DSA-1325
gentoo GLSA-200706-02
mandriva MDKSA-2007:070
misc http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2007-44/advisory/
sectrack 1017808
secunia
  • 24234
  • 24651
  • 24668
  • 25102
  • 25551
  • 25880
suse SUSE-SR:2007:015
ubuntu USN-442-1
vupen ADV-2007-1058
xf evolution-writehtml-format-string(33106)
Last major update 07-03-2011 - 21:51
Published 21-03-2007 - 18:19
Last modified 16-10-2018 - 12:36
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