Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1881-1] evince security update)

Published: 2019-08-14 02:00:11
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'evince' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the DSA-1881-1 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
A few issues were found in the Evince document viewer. CVE-2017-1000159 When printing from DVI to PDF, the dvipdfm tool was called without properly sanitizing the filename, which could lead to a command injection attack via the filename. CVE-2019-11459 The tiff_document_render() and tiff_document_get_thumbnail() did not check the status of TIFFReadRGBAImageOriented(), leading to uninitialized memory access if that function fails. CVE-2019-1010006 Some buffer overflow checks were not properly done, leading to application crash or possibly arbitrary code execution when opening maliciously crafted files.

Affected Versions:
'evince' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Debian Linux.

Recommendations:
For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 3.14.1-2+deb8u3. We recommend that you upgrade your evince Linux Distribution Packages.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-1000159
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-1010006
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-11459

References:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/08/msg00013.html
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/DLA-1881-1

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.8

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