ID CVE-2017-1000159
Summary Command injection in evince via filename when printing to PDF. This affects versions earlier than 3.25.91.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
CVSS
Base: 4.6
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-77
CAPEC
  • Cause Web Server Misclassification
    An attack of this type exploits a Web server's decision to take action based on filename or file extension. Because different file types are handled by different server processes, misclassification may force the Web server to take unexpected action, or expected actions in an unexpected sequence. This may cause the server to exhaust resources, supply debug or system data to the attacker, or bind an attacker to a remote process. This type of vulnerability has been found in many widely used servers including IIS, Lotus Domino, and Orion. The attacker's job in this case is straightforward, standard communication protocols and methods are used and are generally appended with malicious information at the tail end of an otherwise legitimate request. The attack payload varies, but it could be special characters like a period or simply appending a tag that has a special meaning for operations on the server side like .jsp for a java application server. The essence of this attack is that the attacker deceives the server into executing functionality based on the name of the request, i.e. login.jsp, not the contents.
  • LDAP Injection
    An attacker manipulates or crafts an LDAP query for the purpose of undermining the security of the target. Some applications use user input to create LDAP queries that are processed by an LDAP server. For example, a user might provide their username during authentication and the username might be inserted in an LDAP query during the authentication process. An attacker could use this input to inject additional commands into an LDAP query that could disclose sensitive information. For example, entering a * in the aforementioned query might return information about all users on the system. This attack is very similar to an SQL injection attack in that it manipulates a query to gather additional information or coerce a particular return value.
  • Command Delimiters
    An attack of this type exploits a programs' vulnerabilities that allows an attacker's commands to be concatenated onto a legitimate command with the intent of targeting other resources such as the file system or database. The system that uses a filter or a blacklist input validation, as opposed to whitelist validation is vulnerable to an attacker who predicts delimiters (or combinations of delimiters) not present in the filter or blacklist. As with other injection attacks, the attacker uses the command delimiter payload as an entry point to tunnel through the application and activate additional attacks through SQL queries, shell commands, network scanning, and so on.
  • File System Function Injection, Content Based
    An attack of this type exploits the host's trust in executing remote content including binary files. The files are poisoned with a malicious payload (targeting the file systems accessible by the target software) by the attacker and may be passed through standard channels such as via email, and standard web content like PDF and multimedia files. The attacker exploits known vulnerabilities or handling routines in the target processes. Vulnerabilities of this type have been found in a wide variety of commercial applications from Microsoft Office to Adobe Acrobat and Apple Safari web browser. When the attacker knows the standard handling routines and can identify vulnerabilities and entry points they can be exploited by otherwise seemingly normal content. Once the attack is executed, the attackers' program can access relative directories such as C:\Program Files or other standard system directories to launch further attacks. In a worst case scenario, these programs are combined with other propagation logic and work as a virus.
  • Exploiting Multiple Input Interpretation Layers
    An attacker supplies the target software with input data that contains sequences of special characters designed to bypass input validation logic. This exploit relies on the target making multiples passes over the input data and processing a "layer" of special characters with each pass. In this manner, the attacker can disguise input that would otherwise be rejected as invalid by concealing it with layers of special/escape characters that are stripped off by subsequent processing steps. The goal is to first discover cases where the input validation layer executes before one or more parsing layers. That is, user input may go through the following logic in an application: In such cases, the attacker will need to provide input that will pass through the input validator, but after passing through parser2, will be converted into something that the input validator was supposed to stop.
  • Argument Injection
    An attacker changes the behavior or state of a targeted application through injecting data or command syntax through the targets use of non-validated and non-filtered arguments of exposed services or methods.
  • Manipulating Writeable Configuration Files
    Generally these are manually edited files that are not in the preview of the system administrators, any ability on the attackers' behalf to modify these files, for example in a CVS repository, gives unauthorized access directly to the application, the same as authorized users.
  • Manipulating Input to File System Calls
    An attacker manipulates inputs to the target software which the target software passes to file system calls in the OS. The goal is to gain access to, and perhaps modify, areas of the file system that the target software did not intend to be accessible.
nessus via4
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201804-15.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201804-15 (Evince: Command injection) A vulnerability was discovered in Evince’s handling of filenames while printing PDF files. Impact : A remote attacker, by enticing the user to process a specially crafted file, could execute arbitrary commands. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-06-07
    plugin id 109099
    published 2018-04-18
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=109099
    title GLSA-201804-15 : Evince: Command injection
  • NASL family Huawei Local Security Checks
    NASL id EULEROS_SA-2018-1010.NASL
    description According to the version of the evince packages installed, the EulerOS installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerability : - Command injection in evince via filename when printing to PDF. This affects versions earlier than 3.25.91.(CVE-2017-1000159) Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the EulerOS security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-13
    plugin id 106151
    published 2018-01-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=106151
    title EulerOS 2.0 SP2 : evince (EulerOS-SA-2018-1010)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2017-D6402C8005.NASL
    description CVE-2017-1000159 Command injection when exporting DVI to PDF Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora update system website. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-02-02
    plugin id 105477
    published 2017-12-28
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=105477
    title Fedora 26 : evince (2017-d6402c8005)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-3503-1.NASL
    description It was discovered that Evince incorrectly handled printing certain DVI files. If a user were tricked into opening and printing a specially-named DVI file, an attacker could use this issue to execute arbitrary code. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 105021
    published 2017-12-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=105021
    title Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : evince vulnerability (USN-3503-1)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2018-0947-1.NASL
    description This update for evince fixes the following issues : - CVE-2017-1000159: Command injection in evince via filename when printing to PDF could lead to command execution (bsc#1070046) Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 109083
    published 2018-04-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=109083
    title SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : evince (SUSE-SU-2018:0947-1)
  • NASL family Huawei Local Security Checks
    NASL id EULEROS_SA-2018-1009.NASL
    description According to the version of the evince packages installed, the EulerOS installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerability : - Command injection in evince via filename when printing to PDF. This affects versions earlier than 3.25.91.(CVE-2017-1000159) Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the EulerOS security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-13
    plugin id 106150
    published 2018-01-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=106150
    title EulerOS 2.0 SP1 : evince (EulerOS-SA-2018-1009)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DLA-1204.NASL
    description It was discovered that there was an arbitrary command injection in the evince PDF viewer. A specially crafted embedded DVI filename could be exploited to run commands as the current user when 'printing' to PDF. For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this issue has been fixed in evince version 3.4.0-3.1+deb7u2. We recommend that you upgrade your evince packages. NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-09
    plugin id 105169
    published 2017-12-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=105169
    title Debian DLA-1204-1 : evince security update
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2018-367.NASL
    description This update for evince fixes the following issues : - CVE-2017-1000159: Command injection in evince via filename when printing to PDF could lead to command execution (bsc#1070046) This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP2:Update update project.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-04-17
    plugin id 109067
    published 2018-04-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=109067
    title openSUSE Security Update : evince (openSUSE-2018-367)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2018-0639-1.NASL
    description This update for evince provides the following fix : - CVE-2017-1000159: Prevent command line injections via filenames when printing to a file. (bsc#1070046) Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-01
    plugin id 107255
    published 2018-03-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=107255
    title SUSE SLES11 Security Update : evince (SUSE-SU-2018:0639-1)
refmap via4
confirm https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=784947
gentoo GLSA-201804-15
mlist [debian-lts-announce] 20171211 [SECURITY] [DLA 1204-1] evince security update
Last major update 27-11-2017 - 10:29
Published 27-11-2017 - 10:29
Last modified 21-10-2018 - 06:29
Back to Top