This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
An update for evince is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.
The evince packages provide a simple multi-page document viewer for
Portable Document Format (PDF), PostScript (PS), Encapsulated
PostScript (EPS) files, and, with additional back-ends, also the
Device Independent File format (DVI) files.
Security Fix(es) :
* It was found that evince did not properly sanitize the command line
which is run to untar Comic Book Tar (CBT) files, thereby allowing
command injection. A specially crafted CBT file, when opened by evince
or evince-thumbnailer, could execute arbitrary commands in the context
of the evince program. (CVE-2017-1000083)
Red Hat would like to thank Felix Wilhelm (Google Security Team) for
reporting this issue.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
Public Exploit Available : true