Bug 666313 (CVE-2010-2640)

Summary: CVE-2010-2640 evince: Array index errror in DVI file PK font parser
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala <huzaifas>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Bug Depends On: 666323, 666324, 667573, 680005    
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2010-12-30 04:45:43 UTC
An array index error in the parser for PK font files, which is used for rendering DVI files, in the GNOME evince document viewer can lead to local or remote code execution. Due to insufficient bounds checks when writing to elements in an array, it's possible to overwrite the address of a function pointer, leading to possible arbitrary code execution.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2010-2640 to this issue.

The vulnerability is present in the code that handles loading of fonts used by DVI files.To exploit you need two files, a DVI file and the malicious font.
The vulnerability is triggered not only by opening the document in evince, but also by browsing to a folder which contains the malicious files, where evince thumbnailer will load the malicious file to generate a thumbnail for it.


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.

Comment 5 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2011-01-06 03:02:44 UTC
Created evince tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 667573]

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2011-01-06 18:28:21 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2011:0009 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0009.html

Comment 8 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2011-01-12 04:02:10 UTC

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