Oracle Linux 7 : spice (ELSA-2017-0254)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:0254 :

An update for spice is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments (SPICE) is
a remote display system built for virtual environments which allows
the user to view a computing 'desktop' environment not only on the
machine where it is running, but from anywhere on the Internet and
from a wide variety of machine architectures.

Security Fix(es) :

* A vulnerability was discovered in spice in the server's protocol
handling. An authenticated attacker could send crafted messages to the
spice server causing a heap overflow leading to a crash or possible
code execution. (CVE-2016-9577)

* A vulnerability was discovered in spice in the server's protocol
handling. An attacker able to connect to the spice server could send
crafted messages which would cause the process to crash.
(CVE-2016-9578)

These issues were discovered by Frediano Ziglio (Red Hat).

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-February/006693.html

Solution :

Update the affected spice packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97008 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-9577
CVE-2016-9578

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