[ GLSA 201804-15 ] Evince: Command injection


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201804-15
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Evince: Command injection
Date: April 17, 2018
Bugs: #650272
ID: 201804-15

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability has been found in Evince which may allow for arbitrary
command execution.

Background
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Evince is a document viewer for multiple document formats, including
PostScript.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-text/evince =3D 3.24.2-r1=20

Description
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A vulnerability was discovered in Evince’s handling of filenames while
printing PDF files.

Impact
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A remote attacker, by enticing the user to process a specially crafted
file, could execute arbitrary commands.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Evince users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge –sync
# emerge –ask –oneshot –verbose “>=3Dapp-text/evince-3.24.2-r1″

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2017-1000159
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-1000159

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201804-15

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users’ machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2018 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons – Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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