Evolution email links denial of service

evolution-email-dos (25050) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Evolution is vulnerable to a denial of service attack. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted email message that contains a large number of URL links and data in HTML format to maximize the amount of available memory and CPU resources and cause the system to stop responding.

Note: Evolution will continue to try to load this email message even after the server has been restarted.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

For Ubuntu Linux:
Refer to USN-265-1 for patch, upgrade, os suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • Evolution Web site: Evolution Overview.
  • BID-16899: GNOME Evolution Denial Of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-0040: GNOME Evolution 2.4.2.1 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU and memory consumption) via a text e-mail with a large number of URLs, possibly due to unknown problems in gtkhtml.
  • OSVDB ID: 23586: GNOME Evolution Crafted HTML Email DoS
  • SA19094: GNOME Evolution Email Handling Denial of Service
  • VUPEN/ADV-2006-0801: GNOME Evolution Multiple URL Handling Denial of Service Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • GNOME Evolution 2.4.2.1

Reported:

Mar 01, 2006

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