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USN-390-1: evince vulnerability

30 November 2006

evince vulnerability



A buffer overflow was discovered in the PostScript processor included in
evince. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted PS file, an
attacker could crash evince or execute arbitrary code with the user's

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.10
  • evince - 0.6.1-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 6.06
  • evince - 0.5.2-0ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 5.10
  • evince - 0.4.0-0ubuntu4.2

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.


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