Debian DLA-1204-1 : evince security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 105169


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that there was an arbitrary command injection in the evince PDF viewer.

A specially crafted embedded DVI filename could be exploited to run commands as the current user when 'printing' to PDF.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this issue has been fixed in evince version 3.4.0-3.1+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your evince packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 105169

File Name: debian_DLA-1204.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/12/12

Updated: 2020/03/12

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:debian:debian_linux:evince, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:evince-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:evince-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:evince-gtk, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:gir1.2-evince-3.0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libevdocument3-4, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libevince-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libevview3-3, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/12/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000159