Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : evince (MDKSA-2006:229)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24612


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Stack-based buffer overflow in ps.c for evince allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PostScript (PS) file with certain headers that contain long comments, as demonstrated using the DocumentMedia header.

Packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected evince package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24612

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-229.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/18

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:evince, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/12/13

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5864

BID: 20978

MDKSA: 2006:229