Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : evince vulnerability (USN-3503-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 105021
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt 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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SolutionUpdate the affected evince and / or evince-common packages.