USN-3959-1: Evince vulnerability

29 April 2019

evince vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 19.04
  • Ubuntu 18.10
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


Evince could be made to expose sensitive information if it received a specially crafted file.

Software Description

  • evince - Document viewer


It was discovered that Evince incorrectly handled certain images. An attacker could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.04
evince - 3.32.0-1ubuntu0.1
evince-common - 3.32.0-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 18.10
evince - 3.30.1-1ubuntu1.3
evince-common - 3.30.1-1ubuntu1.3
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
evince - 3.28.4-0ubuntu1.1
evince-common - 3.28.4-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
evince - 3.18.2-1ubuntu4.4
evince-common - 3.18.2-1ubuntu4.4

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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