RHEL 6 : evince (RHSA-2011:0009)

High Nessus Plugin ID 51432

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated evince packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Evince is a document viewer.

An array index error was found in the DeVice Independent (DVI) renderer's PK and VF font file parsers. A DVI file that references a specially crafted font file could, when opened, cause Evince to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Evince. (CVE-2010-2640, CVE-2010-2641)

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the DVI renderer's AFM font file parser. A DVI file that references a specially crafted font file could, when opened, cause Evince to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Evince.
(CVE-2010-2642)

An integer overflow flaw was found in the DVI renderer's TFM font file parser. A DVI file that references a specially crafted font file could, when opened, cause Evince to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Evince.
(CVE-2010-2643)

Note: The above issues are not exploitable unless an attacker can trick the user into installing a malicious font file.

Red Hat would like to thank the Evince development team for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Jon Larimer of IBM X-Force as the original reporter of these issues.

Users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct these issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-2640

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-2641

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-2642

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-2643

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011:0009

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 51432

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2011-0009.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/01/07

Updated: 2019/09/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:evince, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:evince-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:evince-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:evince-dvi, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:evince-libs, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/01/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/01/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2640, CVE-2010-2641, CVE-2010-2642, CVE-2010-2643

BID: 45678

RHSA: 2011:0009