CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2008-0072

Use of Externally-Controlled Format String

Published: Mar 06, 2008 | Modified: Oct 15, 2018
CVSS 3.x
N/A
Source:
NVD
CVSS 2.x
6.8 MEDIUM
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
RedHat/V2
6.8 CRITICAL
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

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.

Weakness

The software uses a function that accepts a format string as an argument, but the format string originates from an external source.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 RedHat evolution-0:2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_6.1 *
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 RedHat evolution28-0:2.8.0-53.el4_6.2 *
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5 Z Stream RedHat evolution-0:2.0.2-35.0.4.el4_5.1 *
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 RedHat evolution-0:2.8.0-40.el5_1.1 *
Evolution Ubuntu dapper *
Evolution Ubuntu devel *
Evolution Ubuntu edgy *
Evolution Ubuntu feisty *
Evolution Ubuntu gutsy *
Evolution Ubuntu upstream *

Extended Description

When an attacker can modify an externally-controlled format string, this can lead to buffer overflows, denial of service, or data representation problems. It should be noted that in some circumstances, such as internationalization, the set of format strings is externally controlled by design. If the source of these format strings is trusted (e.g. only contained in library files that are only modifiable by the system administrator), then the external control might not itself pose a vulnerability.

Potential Mitigations

References