Oracle Linux 7 : spice (ELSA-2017-2471)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102512


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:2471 :

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 Important. 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 server's protocol handling.
An authenticated attacker could send specially crafted messages to the spice server, causing out-of-bounds memory accesses, leading to parts of server memory being leaked or a crash. (CVE-2017-7506)

This issue was discovered by Frediano Ziglio (Red Hat).


Update the affected spice packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102512

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2017-2471.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/16

Modified: 2018/02/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:ND/RC:UR


Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:spice-server, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:spice-server-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7506

OSVDB: 160977

RHSA: 2017:2471