Bug#508331: Evince and others keep crashing when opening a certain PDF

Alexander Kurtz kurtz.alex at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 10 09:30:51 UTC 2008

Package: evince
Version: 2.22.2-4~lenny1
Severity: normal

Evince keeps crashing when opening this PDF:

(MD5SUM bc03024e60a5f047540063e30ff1517b)

I've  tried some other pdf viewers, they all failed (see output below).
Okular managed to print out a back-trace after installing the
debugging symbols. It has been attached.

I _guess_ that either the PDF isn't valid (which shouldn't be a reason
for a crash) or that libpoppler or some other common library contains a
bug. Therefore this bug should soon be reassigned.

-- Alexander Kurtz

PS: Somebody should check whether this is a security risk.

--- Output from various pdf viewers ---
("Speicherzugriffsfehler" is German for    segmentation fault)

user at debian:~$ evince Antrag_auf_Papiertonne.pdf

user at debian:~$ epdfview Antrag_auf_Papiertonne.pdf

user at debian:~$ xpdf Antrag_auf_Papiertonne.pdf

user at debian:~$ okular Antrag_auf_Papiertonne.pdf
KCrash: Application 'okular' crashing...
kdeinit4: preparing to launch /usr/lib/kde4/libexec/drkonqi
drkonqi(5365) KFileDialog::getSaveFileName: KFileDialog::getSaveFileName
called with non-local start dir  KUrl("okular.kcrash")
kdeinit4: preparing to launch
drkonqi(5365) KFileItem::isDir: can't say -> false
kio_trash(5377) TrashImpl::init: initialization OK, home trash dir: 
kio_trash(5377) TrashProtocol::listDir: listdir:  KUrl("trash:/")

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages evince depends on:
ii  gconf2                 2.22.0-1          GNOME configuration
database syste
ii  gnome-icon-theme       2.22.0-1          GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  libart-2.0-2           2.3.20-2          Library of functions for 2D
ii  libatk1.0-0            1.22.0-1          The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libbonobo2-0           2.22.0-1          Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0         2.22.0-1          The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                  2.7-16            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2              1.6.4-6.1         The Cairo 2D vector
graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3            1.2.1-4           simple interprocess
messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2       0.76-1            simple interprocess
messaging syst
ii  libdjvulibre21         3.5.20-8+lenny0   Runtime support for the
DjVu image
ii  libgcc1                1:4.3.2-1         GCC support library
ii  libgconf2-4            2.22.0-1          GNOME configuration
database syste
ii  libglade2-0            1:2.6.2-1         library to load .glade
files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.16.6-1          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-keyring0      2.22.3-2          GNOME keyring services library
ii  libgnome2-0          The GNOME 2 library -
runtime file
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0        A powerful object-oriented
ii  libgnomeui-0         The GNOME 2 libraries (User
ii  libgnomevfs2-0         1:2.22.0-5        GNOME Virtual File System
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.12.11-4         The GTK+ graphical user
ii  libice6                2:1.0.4-1         X11 Inter-Client Exchange
ii  libjpeg62              6b-14             The Independent JPEG
Group's JPEG
ii  libkpathsea4           2007.dfsg.2-4     TeX Live: path search
library for
ii  libnautilus-extension1 2.20.0-7          libraries for nautilus
ii  liborbit2              1:2.14.13-0.1     libraries for ORBit2 - a
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.20.5-3          Layout and rendering of
ii  libpoppler-glib3       0.8.7-1           PDF rendering library
ii  libpopt0               1.14-4            lib for parsing cmdline
ii  libsm6                 2:1.0.3-2         X11 Session Management library
ii  libspectre1            0.2.0.ds-1        Library for rendering
Postscript d
ii  libstdc++6             4.3.2-1           The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libtiff4               3.8.2-11          Tag Image File Format
(TIFF) libra
ii  libx11-6               2:1.1.5-2         X11 client-side library
ii  libxml2                2.6.32.dfsg-5     GNOME XML library
ii  shared-mime-info       0.30-2            FreeDesktop.org shared MIME
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages evince recommends:
ii  dbus-x11                      1.2.1-4    simple interprocess
messaging syst

Versions of packages evince suggests:
pn  poppler-data                  <none>     (no description available)
pn  unrar                         <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information

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