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[DSA1243] DSA-1243-1 evince Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Renaud Lifchitz discovered that gv, the PostScript and PDF viewer for X,
performs insufficient boundary checks in the Postscript parsing code,
which allows the execution of arbitrary code through a buffer overflow.
Evince embeds a copy of gv and needs an update as well.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) this problem has been
fixed in version 0.4.0-3.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your evince package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1243
Threat Level: High
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