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USN-390-2: evince vulnerability

6 December 2006

evince vulnerability



USN-390-1 fixed a vulnerability in evince. The original fix did not
fully solve the problem, allowing for a denial of service in certain

Original advisory details:

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 privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.10
  • evince - 0.6.1-0ubuntu1.2
Ubuntu 6.06
  • evince - 0.5.2-0ubuntu3.2
Ubuntu 5.10
  • evince - 0.4.0-0ubuntu4.3

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


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