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Debian: New evolution packages fix arbitrary code execution

Ulf Härnhammar discovered that Evolution, the e-mail and groupware suite, had a format string vulnerability in the parsing of encrypted mail messages. If the user opened a specially crafted email message, code execution was possible. Fixed packages are available from
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1512-1                                  Thijs Kinkhorst
March 05, 2008              
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Package        : evolution
Vulnerability  : format string attack
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-0072

Ulf Härnhammar discovered that Evolution, the e-mail and groupware suite,
had a format string vulnerability in the parsing of encrypted mail messages.
If the user opened a specially crafted email message, code execution was

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version

For the old stable distribution (sarge), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.0.4-2sarge3. Some architectures have not yet completed building
the updated package for sarge at this time, they will be added as they
come available.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.12.3-1.1.

We recommend that you upgrade your evolution package.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
       will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
       will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
       will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
       will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:
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   Size/MD5 checksum:     1459 e4a9b6f334108cae7550c9a0953e8e2b
   Size/MD5 checksum: 20968383 d555a0b1d56f0f0b9c33c35b057f73e6

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
   Size/MD5 checksum:   160454 b6f68df817e14a3c52422e4f0e810bd3
   Size/MD5 checksum: 10447584 94e37843d38106635045906d58bd9386

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
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   Size/MD5 checksum: 10596054 be4f110f1d50077b53e013d2824cc1d4

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
   Size/MD5 checksum:   160482 5b6f5d955d309e47fea09e97b24d7d58
   Size/MD5 checksum: 10228974 6c38e3e691756beccd1ccfdba259d2a8

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
   Size/MD5 checksum: 11419604 c99bb84c7a074900400e59de2b10dcce
   Size/MD5 checksum:   160440 8887e35cc887febad15f9b6cf08694fe

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
   Size/MD5 checksum:   160488 6c9a8ba39a6bab1a47dd1da8e99a5205
   Size/MD5 checksum: 10286504 7f5d4b747a51e9c72d1114f9bcf6a209

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
   Size/MD5 checksum:   160438 a6e0c9b90c90b6815fd607899aeb7583
   Size/MD5 checksum: 10638988 f10525a9b20cc799c0e000c3e81738ab

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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Source archives:
   Size/MD5 checksum: 17176288 7af880364d53b18ba72b1f85f3813c81
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   Size/MD5 checksum:    37993 5f7815f2c6a24f3a0c940d773cca8fb1

Architecture independent packages:
   Size/MD5 checksum: 10107778 003176253e4c0d64c2789c08b6dd66e9

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
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   Size/MD5 checksum:   220264 af212fee26d899114ec8c0d636af9ea4
   Size/MD5 checksum:    94940 4f1bb7f6f1586967d2f7fc238845fdc6

arm architecture (ARM)
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   Size/MD5 checksum:  6190146 4b26686b063745de28647836fed2ea90
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   Size/MD5 checksum:   110838 6f83e99f96620005fd227f57e68af487

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
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i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
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   Size/MD5 checksum:  6143092 3556d0ebf225180e0cfa0f8e61bcbb1e

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
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   Size/MD5 checksum:  3419898 d2209d01f85549fb3138132429cc0314
   Size/MD5 checksum:    99694 e35321d55a12521b6bcd572ed48e325b
   Size/MD5 checksum:   213738 60ccb4b7a99438004ce57b42be023f76
   Size/MD5 checksum:  6137762 84e1478a41d2a863b2e84167818142e3

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
   Size/MD5 checksum:   220670 8a620eb5ec5247f56eef3094d1f9d2b7
   Size/MD5 checksum:  6615710 902001a21b48fd095880a4e16f521ee7
   Size/MD5 checksum:    93276 320b39a0c683153dc68f9226cc29e95d
   Size/MD5 checksum:  2352486 bbe1b44420951fe0e407f358d67a0a24
   Size/MD5 checksum:   113280 dc1fac2d857056eb66ca850dd701b8f6

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
   Size/MD5 checksum:    92556 9a037a486b3deac0132f225bcabaaee7
   Size/MD5 checksum:   213808 ad12c34cf25c343b4bb5bc1a1ec5c270
   Size/MD5 checksum:  2334122 a3a70c83bc51aa54fe6f14548ca63501
   Size/MD5 checksum:   112320 c7510452c2552b185a9d4eccc0811db2
   Size/MD5 checksum:  6484920 57d9d7045ddb263e696cb6717511e355

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
   Size/MD5 checksum:   125054 725fed9a64daced20fd78bdfbe475f5a
   Size/MD5 checksum:  2465966 0adffc6510e079277208350f555f1f63
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   Size/MD5 checksum:   213790 4a6ffd87ebc1c8523986e79b2beb50c1
   Size/MD5 checksum:    99302 3f5b40706aae46d7c0620bf02a6df66c

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
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   Size/MD5 checksum:  6397416 9aa410ab707a207d56000a97235a98b5
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sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
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   Size/MD5 checksum:   213794 2e3bb50d5485dc3979cd07bcc7090cc9

 These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
 its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and
Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux)


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