Evince: Command injection — GLSA 201804-15

A vulnerability has been found in Evince which may allow for arbitrary command execution.

Affected Packages

app-text/evince on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.24.2-r1
Unaffected versions >= 3.24.2-r1

Background

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

Description

A vulnerability was discovered in Evince’s handling of filenames while printing PDF files.

Impact

A remote attacker, by enticing the user to process a specially crafted file, could execute arbitrary commands.

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-3.24.2-r1"
 

References

Release Date
April 17, 2018

Latest Revision
April 17, 2018: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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