Debian Security Advisory
DLA-1031-1 evince -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 18 Jul 2017
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 868500.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-1000083.
- More information:
from the Google Security Team discovered that the Evince document viewer made insecure use of tar when opening tar comic book archives (CBT). Opening a malicious CBT archive could result in the execution of arbitrary code. This update disables the CBT format entirely.
For Debian 7
Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 3.4.0-3.1+deb7u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your evince packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS