GLSA-200704-06 : Evince: Stack overflow in included gv code

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25019


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200704-06 (Evince: Stack overflow in included gv code)

Evince includes code from GNU gv that does not properly boundary check user-supplied data before copying it into process buffers.
Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PostScript document with Evince and possibly execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running Evince.
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-0.6.1-r3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25019

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200704-06.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/04/10

Modified: 2018/01/12

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:gentoo:linux:evince, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/04/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/11/10

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5864

BID: 20978

OSVDB: 30274

GLSA: 200704-06