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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Ubuntu USN-3959-1: Evince vulnerability
30 April 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2019-11459
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators
running evince check for an updated version of the software for
their operating system.
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USN-3959-1: Evince vulnerability
29 April 2019
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
o Ubuntu 19.04
o Ubuntu 18.10
o Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
o Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Evince could be made to expose sensitive information if it received a specially
o evince - Document viewer
It was discovered that Evince incorrectly handled certain images. An attacker
could possibly use this issue to expose sensitive information.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package
evince - 3.32.0-1ubuntu0.1
evince-common - 3.32.0-1ubuntu0.1
evince - 3.30.1-1ubuntu1.3
evince-common - 3.30.1-1ubuntu1.3
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
evince - 3.28.4-0ubuntu1.1
evince-common - 3.28.4-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
evince - 3.18.2-1ubuntu4.4
evince-common - 3.18.2-1ubuntu4.4
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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