Oracle Linux 7 : evince (ELSA-2017-2388)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102343


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:2388 :

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 evince packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102343

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2017-2388.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/10

Modified: 2018/02/01

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:oracle:linux:evince, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:evince-browser-plugin, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:evince-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:evince-dvi, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:evince-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:evince-nautilus, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000083

OSVDB: 161008

RHSA: 2017:2388