GNOME Evolution up to 3.0.3 attachment information disclosure

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A vulnerability was found in GNOME Evolution. It has been declared as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown function. The manipulation of the argument attachment with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality. CVE summarizes:

GNOME Evolution before 3.2.3 allows user-assisted remote attackers to read arbitrary files via the attachment parameter to a mailto: URL, which attaches the file to the email.

The weakness was published 03/08/2013 by Matt McCutchen as confirmed git commit (GIT Repository). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2011-3201 since 08/19/2011. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1592.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 68753 (Oracle Linux 6 : evolution (ELSA-2013-0516)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 3.0.3 eliminates this vulnerability. Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at The best possible mitigation is suggested to be patching the affected component.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (82450) and Tenable (68753).






CPE 2.3info

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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

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Nessus ID: 68753
Nessus Name: Oracle Linux 6 : evolution (ELSA-2013-0516)
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OpenVAS ID: 881642
OpenVAS Name: CentOS Update for evolution CESA-2013:0516 centos6
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Upgrade: Evolution 3.0.3


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Advisory: RHSA-2013:0516
Researcher: Matt McCutchen
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2011-3201 (🔍)

X-Force: 82450
Vulnerability Center: 38660 - Gnome Evolution before 3.2.3 Sensitive Information Disclosure Vulnerability, Low
SecurityFocus: 58086 - GNOME Evolution CVE-2011-3201 Information Disclosure Vulnerability


Created: 03/24/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 12/30/2021 01:19 AM
Changes: 03/24/2015 12:22 PM (67), 04/25/2017 11:39 AM (7), 12/30/2021 01:11 AM (3), 12/30/2021 01:19 AM (1)
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