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Re: RFT and RFC: Updates for evolution{,-data-server}

Hi Jonas,

On  Mi 24 Apr 2019 12:56:18 CEST, Jonas Meurer wrote:

Jonas Meurer:
With evolution-data-server, the situation is slightly more complicated.
I'm still debugging issues with the patches[5] that are supposed to fix
the "[GPG] Mails that are not encrypted look encrypted" issue.

[5] https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/evolution-data-server/commit/93306a29
and https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/evolution-data-server/commit/accb0e24

My question: do you agree that these fixes are within the scope of
CVE-2018-15587? If so, then I will continue working on the issue and
upload both of evolution and evolution-data-server in a batch once I got
the issues sorted out.

Another option would be to upload evolution to jessie-security right now
and decide that evolution-data-server is not affected by CVE-2018-15587,
since it's only prone to "encrypted message spoofing", not to "signature
spoofing". But in my eyes, that would be a sham.

Looking more into the core issue[1] of "[GPG] Mails that are not
encrypted look encrypted", it became clear that a lot of applications
(GnuPG[2], Enigmail[3], Mutt[4]) are affected and it's not tracked as
security issue for any of them.

Is it required to coordinate an according update of those CVEs in data/CVE/list with the security team? Sounds like it.

In fact it's tracked for evolution{,-data-server} in the debian security
tracker only because the issue is mentioned in the CVE-2018-15587

Besides, I agree with the bug author that "this bug is certainly not in
the same category as a serious security vulnerability, such as a
plaintext leak or a signature spoof"[1].

So I changed my mind and decided to ignore the "encryption spoofing" bug
and only care about "signature spoofing". This means that
evolution-data-server is unaffected and only evolution needs to be fixed.

Your choice of priority sounds good to me.



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