RHEL 7 : evince (RHSA-2017:2388)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

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 :

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-2388.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2017-1000083.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 102118 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-1000083

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