USN-3503-1: Evince vulnerability

4 December 2017

evince vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 17.04
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Evince could be made to run programs if it printed a specially crafted file.

Software Description

  • evince - Document viewer


It was discovered that Evince incorrectly handled printing certain DVI files. If a user were tricked into opening and printing a specially-named DVI file, an attacker could use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.04
evince - 3.24.0-0ubuntu1.3
evince-common - 3.24.0-0ubuntu1.3
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
evince - 3.18.2-1ubuntu4.3
evince-common - 3.18.2-1ubuntu4.3
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
evince - 3.10.3-0ubuntu10.4
evince-common - 3.10.3-0ubuntu10.4

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.