GLSA-201804-15 : Evince: Command injection

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 109099


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201804-15 (Evince: Command injection)

A vulnerability was discovered in Evince’s handling of filenames while printing PDF files.
Impact :

A remote attacker, by enticing the user to process a specially crafted file, could execute arbitrary commands.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Evince users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/evince-3.24.2-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 109099

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201804-15.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2018/04/18

Updated: 2018/06/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:evince, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2018/04/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000159

GLSA: 201804-15