USN-3503-1: Evince vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3503-1
4th December, 2017
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.
- 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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- 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: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.