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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200704-06 ] Evince: Stack overflow in included gv cod Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Evince: Stack overflow in included gv code (GLSA 200704-06)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: April 06, 2007
Bug(s): #156573
ID: 200704-06

Synopsis


Evince improperly handles user-supplied data possibly allowing for the
execution of arbitrary code.


Background


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


Affected Packages

Package: app-text/evince
Vulnerable: < 0.6.1-r3
Unaffected: >= 0.6.1-r3
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


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.


Resolution


All Evince users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/evince-0.6.1-r3"


References

CVE-2006-5864
GLSA-200611-20


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