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Evince: Stack overflow in included gv code


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200704-06 / evince
Release Date April 06, 2007
Latest Revision April 06, 2007: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-text/evince < 0.6.1-r3 >= 0.6.1-r3 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #156573


Evince improperly handles user-supplied data possibly allowing for the execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


Evince is a document viewer for multiple document formats, including PostScript.


Evince includes code from GNU gv that does not properly boundary check user-supplied data before copying it into process buffers.


An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PostScript document with Evince and possibly execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running Evince.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Evince users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/evince-0.6.1-r3"

4.  References


Page updated April 06, 2007

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