Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : evince vulnerabilities (USN-1035-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Jon Larimer discovered that Evince's font parsers incorrectly handled
certain buffer lengths when rendering a DVI file. By tricking a user
into opening or previewing a DVI file that uses a specially crafted
font file, an attacker could crash evince or execute arbitrary code
with the user's privileges.

In the default installation of Ubuntu 9.10 and later, attackers would
be isolated by the Evince AppArmor profile.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 51421 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2640