Red Hat alert: Updated Evolution packages fix multiple vulnerabilities

Posted by dave on Mar 20, 2003 11:35 PM EDT
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Updated Evolution packages are available which fix several vulnerabilities.

                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated Evolution packages fix multiple vulnerabilities
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2003:108-01
Issue date:        2003-03-21
Updated on:        2003-03-21
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          input validation
Cross references:  
CVE Names:         CAN-2003-0128 CAN-2003-0129 CAN-2003-0130

1. Topic:

Updated Evolution packages are available which fix several vulnerabilities.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386
Red Hat Linux 8.0 - i386

3. Problem description:

Evolution is a GNOME-based collection of personal information management
(PIM) tools.

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in the Ximian Evolution email
client. These vulnerabilities make it possible for a carefully crafted
email to crash the program, cause general system instability through
resource starvation and get around security measures implemented within the

Users of Evolution are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages. For
Red Hat Linux 7.3, these packages update Evolution to version 1.0.8 with
patches to correct these vulnerabilities. For Red Hat Linux 8.0, these
packages contain backported security fixes which correct these vulnerabilities.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade.  Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated.  Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated.  Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network.  Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates.  To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:


This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.3:



Red Hat Linux 8.0:



6. Verification:

MD5 sum                          Package Name
ccedddaabda1e054e2bcdcd5f9ffd3ad 7.3/en/os/SRPMS/evolution-1.0.8-9.7x.src.rpm
f75a49e6abc33384a01063e02c2d8e06 7.3/en/os/SRPMS/gal-0.19.2-3.7x.src.rpm
824e4e5465dae87fda371ea7e970b30e 7.3/en/os/i386/evolution-1.0.8-9.7x.i386.rpm
4f9d7f8d3152fc6ea156b80eca797fcf 7.3/en/os/i386/gal-0.19.2-3.7x.i386.rpm
1b9632d830bc122fd43cd40709421b70 7.3/en/os/i386/gal-devel-0.19.2-3.7x.i386.rpm
44df2b014c35a0c933b53b15b75b0f6e 7.3/en/os/i386/libgal19-0.19.2-3.7x.i386.rpm
cfbbaebed87c8a3fa815d38251446f36 8.0/en/os/SRPMS/evolution-1.0.8-11.src.rpm
03a818c9dbe5af9ff2c1403b44099a68 8.0/en/os/i386/evolution-1.0.8-11.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security.  Our key
is available at

You can verify each package with the following command:
    rpm --checksig -v 

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:

7. References:

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at

Copyright 2003 Red Hat, Inc.

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