USN-390-1: evince vulnerability

30 November 2006

evince vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Ubuntu 5.10

Software Description


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 - 0.6.1-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
evince - 0.5.2-0ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 5.10
evince - 0.4.0-0ubuntu4.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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