ESB-2017.3103 - [Ubuntu] evince: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Remote with user interaction 2017-12-05

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                               ESB-2017.3103
                           Evince vulnerability
                              5 December 2017

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           evince
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-1000159  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3503-1

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on 
         platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators 
         running evince check for an updated version of the software for 
         their operating system.

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December 04, 2017

evince vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- - Ubuntu 17.04
- - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Evince could be made to run programs if it printed a specially crafted
file.

Software Description:
- - evince: Document viewer

Details:

It was discovered that Evince incorrectly handled printing certain DVI
files. If a user were tricked into opening and printing a specially-named
DVI file, an attacker could use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 17.04:
  evince                          3.24.0-0ubuntu1.3
  evince-common                   3.24.0-0ubuntu1.3

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  evince                          3.18.2-1ubuntu4.3
  evince-common                   3.18.2-1ubuntu4.3

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  evince                          3.10.3-0ubuntu10.4
  evince-common                   3.10.3-0ubuntu10.4

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
  https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3503-1
  CVE-2017-1000159

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evince/3.24.0-0ubuntu1.3
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evince/3.18.2-1ubuntu4.3
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evince/3.10.3-0ubuntu10.4

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