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.

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