FreeBSD : evince -- Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (779a2d55-8ba8-11db-81d5-00123ffe8333)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 23872


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Secunia reports :

A vulnerability has been discovered in Evince, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the 'get_next_text()' function in ps/ps.c. This can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow by e.g. tricking a user into opening a specially crafted PostScript file.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 23872

File Name: freebsd_pkg_779a2d558ba811db81d500123ffe8333.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/12/16

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:evince, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/12/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/11/27

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5864

Secunia: 23111