RHEL 6 : spice-server (RHSA-2013:1473)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

An updated spice-server package that fixes one security issue is 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 Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments (SPICE) is
a remote display protocol for virtual environments. SPICE users can
access a virtualized desktop or server from the local system or any
system with network access to the server. SPICE is used in Red Hat
Enterprise Linux for viewing virtualized guests running on the
Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor or on Red Hat Enterprise
Virtualization Hypervisors.

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the
reds_handle_ticket() function in the spice-server library handled
decryption of ticket data provided by the client. A remote user able
to initiate a SPICE connection to an application acting as a SPICE
server could use this flaw to crash the application. (CVE-2013-4282)

This issue was discovered by Tomas Jamrisko of Red Hat.

All spice-server users are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-4282.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1473.html

Solution :

Update the affected spice-server, spice-server-debuginfo and / or
spice-server-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70694 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4282