Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : evince vulnerability (USN-390-2)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27974
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionUSN-390-1 fixed a vulnerability in evince. The original fix did not fully solve the problem, allowing for a denial of service in certain situations.
A buffer overflow was discovered in the PostScript processor included in evince. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted PS file, an attacker could crash evince or execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected evince package.