Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
It was discovered that Evince did not properly parse AFM font files
when processing DVI files. If a user were tricked into opening a
specially crafted DVI file, an attacker could cause Evince to crash or
potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
invoking the program.
In the default installation, attackers would be isolated by the Evince
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected libevdocument2 and / or libevdocument3 packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : false