GLSA-200704-06 : Evince: Stack overflow in included gv code

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200704-06
(Evince: Stack overflow in included gv code)

Evince includes code from GNU gv that does not properly boundary check
user-supplied data before copying it into process buffers.

Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PostScript
document with Evince and possibly execute arbitrary code with the
rights of the user running Evince.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :


Solution :

All Evince users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/evince-0.6.1-r3'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.4
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25019 (gentoo_GLSA-200704-06.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 20978

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5864

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