RHEL 6 : spice-server (RHSA-2017:0253)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

An update for spice-server is now available for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 6.

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 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.

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://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-9577.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-9578.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0253.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97012 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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

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