Bug 486885 - evince dumping garbage
evince dumping garbage
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evince (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jonathan Blandford
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-02-22 17:54 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2013-04-02 00:22 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 07:20:27 EDT
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
terminal screenshot (200.82 KB, image/png)
2009-02-22 17:54 EST, Need Real Name
no flags Details
.pdf which make evince to break terminal (3.30 MB, application/pdf)
2009-02-22 17:57 EST, Need Real Name
no flags Details
another .pdf breaking terminal (4.34 MB, application/pdf )
2009-02-22 18:02 EST, Need Real Name
no flags Details

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Description Need Real Name 2009-02-22 17:54:50 EST
Created attachment 332878 [details]
terminal screenshot

While processing a .pdf file (possibly corrupted)
rpm -q evince

dump some unescaped unprintable characters to terminal what makes:
1. terminal constantly beeping.
2. terminal gets to a state where regular characters cannot be read.
3. I heard some special characters may go to command line buffer, so it may be possible to execute a code.

To repoduce:

evince m.pdf 
beeping and garbage in terminal
Comment 1 Need Real Name 2009-02-22 17:57:43 EST
Created attachment 332879 [details]
.pdf which make evince to break terminal
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2009-02-22 18:02:49 EST
Created attachment 332880 [details]
another .pdf breaking terminal

evince m-1.pdf
get constant beeping and terminal in unusable state.
Comment 3 Need Real Name 2009-02-22 18:16:38 EST
Similar effect can be achieved by doing 
cat /bin/*
When doing Ctl-C
the terminal can go to some unusable state, where nothing can be read.
The only way to fix - 
do cat /bin/* once again and try to find a moment when Ctl-C 
to have working terminal.

May be a terminal should also be fixed, thus unprintable characters 
would not send it to unsuable state?
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 07:34:53 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2010-04-27 09:02:15 EDT
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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 07:20:27 EDT
Fedora 11 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-06-25. Fedora 11 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of 
Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version.

Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.
Comment 8 Need Real Name 2010-06-28 09:39:15 EDT
the problem still exist

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