Oracle Linux 6 : spice-gtk (ELSA-2013-1273)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:1273 :

Updated spice-gtk packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System
(CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is
available from the CVE link in the References section.

The spice-gtk packages provide a GIMP Toolkit (GTK+) widget for SPICE
(Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments) clients. Both
Virtual Machine Manager and Virtual Machine Viewer can make use of
this widget to access virtual machines using the SPICE protocol.

spice-gtk communicated with PolicyKit for authorization via an API
that is vulnerable to a race condition. This could lead to intended
PolicyKit authorizations being bypassed. This update modifies
spice-gtk to communicate with PolicyKit via a different API that is
not vulnerable to the race condition. (CVE-2013-4324)

All users of spice-gtk are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2013-September/003680.html

Solution :

Update the affected spice-gtk packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70008 ()

Bugtraq ID: 62538

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4324