Evince: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201111-10

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Evince, allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

app-text/evince on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.32.0-r2
Unaffected versions >= 2.32.0-r2

Background

Evince is a document viewer for multiple document formats, including PostScript.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Evince. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to load a DVI file with a specially crafted font, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application or a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Evince users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/evince-2.32.0-r2"
 

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since April 26, 2011. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

References

Release Date
November 20, 2011

Latest Revision
November 20, 2011: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

Bugzilla entries