Input validation error in Evolution



Published: 2020-04-17 | Updated: 2020-08-19
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-11879
CWE-ID CWE-20
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Evolution
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor Gnome Development Team

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Input validation error

EUVDB-ID: #VU34442

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-11879

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote non-authenticated attacker to read and manipulate data.

An issue was discovered in GNOME Evolution before 3.35.91. By using the proprietary (non-RFC6068) "mailto?attach=..." parameter, a website (or other source of mailto links) can make Evolution attach local files or directories to a composed email message without showing a warning to the user, as demonstrated by an attach=. value.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Evolution: 3.35.90


CPE2.3 External links

http://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/evolution/-/blob/master/NEWS
http://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/evolution/issues/784

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website or open a file.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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