CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2011-01-05
Bugzilla: 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 and NIST NVD.


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

CVSS v2 metrics

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 version 6 (evince) RHSA-2011:0009 January 06, 2011

External References


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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