USN-3503-1: Evince vulnerability

04 December 2017

Evince could be made to run programs if it printed a specially crafted file.



  • evince - Document viewer


It was discovered that Evince incorrectly handled printing certain DVI
files. If a user were tricked into opening and printing a specially-named
DVI file, an attacker could use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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