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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-0072

Original release date: 03/05/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Format string vulnerability in the emf_multipart_encrypted function in mail/em-format.c in Evolution 2.12.3 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted encrypted message, as demonstrated using the Version field.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0178
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0177
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019540
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-583-1
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#512491
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-2292
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200803-12
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10701
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:063
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-2290
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2310
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1512
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:014
External Source: BID
Name: 28102
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080528 rPSA-2008-0105-1 evolution
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0768
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0105
External Source: XF
Name: evolution-emfmultipart-format-string(41011)
Type: Advisory

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10701
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
+ OR
* cpe:/a:gnome:evolution:2.12.3 and previous versions

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
Changes related to vulnerability configurations

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)