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USN-1347-1: Evince vulnerability

25 January 2012

Evince could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.




It was discovered that Evince did not properly parse AFM font files when
processing DVI files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted DVI file, an attacker could cause Evince to crash or potentially
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the

In the default installation, attackers would be isolated by the Evince
AppArmor profile.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


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