Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1347-1
25th January, 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 11.04
- Ubuntu 10.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Evince could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
- evince - Document viewer
It was discovered that Evince did not properly parse AFM font files when
processing DVI files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted DVI file, an attacker could cause Evince to crash or potentially
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the
In the default installation, attackers would be isolated by the Evince
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 11.04:
- libevdocument3 2.32.0-0ubuntu12.4
- Ubuntu 10.10:
- libevdocument3 2.32.0-0ubuntu1.2
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
- libevdocument2 2.30.3-0ubuntu1.3
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.