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Debian LTS: DLA-1031-1: evince security update

Date 18 Jul 2017
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
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.
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Package        : evince
Version        : 3.4.0-3.1+deb7u1
CVE ID         : CVE-2017-1000083
Debian Bug     : 868500

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

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