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Evince: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201111-10 / evince
Release Date November 20, 2011
Latest Revision November 20, 2011: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-text/evince < 2.32.0-r2 >= 2.32.0-r2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #350681, #363447


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Evince, allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service.

2.  Impact Information


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


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Evince. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A remote attacker could entice a user to load a DVI file with a specially crafted font, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application or a Denial of Service.

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-2.32.0-r2"

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since April 26, 2011. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

4.  References


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