RHEL 7 : evince (RHSA-2017:2388)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102118


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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102118

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2017-2388.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/02

Modified: 2018/01/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:evince, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:evince-browser-plugin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:evince-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:evince-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:evince-dvi, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:evince-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:evince-nautilus, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.4

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000083

OSVDB: 161008

RHSA: 2017:2388