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666321: CVE-2010-2643 evince: Integer overflow in DVI file TFM font parser

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer overflow in the TFM font parser in the dvi-backend component in Evince 2.32 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted font in conjunction with a DVI file that is processed by the thumbnailer.

Find out more about CVE-2010-2643 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue did not affect the versions of evince as shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5.1
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (evince) RHSA-2011:0009 2011-01-06

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 evince Not affected


Red Hat would like to thank the Evince development team for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Jon Larimer of IBM X-Force as the original reporter.

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