Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : evince vulnerability (USN-3503-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 105021

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

It was discovered that Evince incorrectly handled printing certain DVI files. If a user were tricked into opening and printing a specially-named DVI file, an attacker could use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

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Solution

Update the affected evince and / or evince-common packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3503-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 105021

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3503-1.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/12/05

Updated: 2019/09/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:evince, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:evince-common, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/12/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/11/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000159

USN: 3503-1