USN-390-2: evince vulnerability

6 December 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


USN-390-1 fixed a vulnerability in evince. The original fix did not fully solve the problem, allowing for a denial of service in certain situations.

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 - 0.6.1-0ubuntu1.2
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
evince - 0.5.2-0ubuntu3.2
Ubuntu 5.10
evince - 0.4.0-0ubuntu4.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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