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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3503-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3503-1
Posted Dec 4, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3503-1 - 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.

tags | advisory, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-1000159
MD5 | ebb5ce7bbc80b14cfd7841dd50f31b12

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3503-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3503-1
December 04, 2017

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

- Ubuntu 17.04
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Evince could be made to run programs if it printed a specially crafted
file.

Software Description:
- evince: Document viewer

Details:

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.

Update instructions:

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

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

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

References:
https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3503-1
CVE-2017-1000159

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evince/3.24.0-0ubuntu1.3
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evince/3.18.2-1ubuntu4.3
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evince/3.10.3-0ubuntu10.4


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