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USN-390-3: evince-gtk vulnerability

7 December 2006

evince-gtk vulnerability



USN-390-2 fixed vulnerabilities in evince. This update provides the
corresponding update for evince-gtk.

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-gtk - 0.5.2-0ubuntu4.1
Ubuntu 6.06
  • evince-gtk - 0.5.2-0ubuntu2.1

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


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