USN-4067-1: Evince vulnerability

22 July 2019

evince vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary

Evince could be made to crash or run arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted PDF file.

Software Description

  • evince - Document viewer

Details

It was discovered that Evince incorrectly handled certain PDF files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service or to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
evince - 3.18.2-1ubuntu4.6
evince-common - 3.18.2-1ubuntu4.6

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

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