Scientific Linux Security Update : spice-xpi on SL5.x,SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

An uninitialized pointer use flaw was found in the SPICE Firefox
plug-in. If a user were tricked into visiting a malicious web page
with Firefox while the SPICE plug-in was enabled, it could cause
Firefox to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2011-1179)

It was found that the SPICE Firefox plug-in used a predictable name
for one of its log files. A local attacker could use this flaw to
conduct a symbolic link attack, allowing them to overwrite arbitrary
files accessible to the user running Firefox. (CVE-2011-0012)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?415911a3

Solution :

Update the affected spice-xpi package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61013 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0012
CVE-2011-1179