RHEL 6 : spice-gtk and spice-server (RHSA-2018:2732)

high Nessus Plugin ID 117626


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


An update for spice-gtk and 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 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 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.

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

Security Fix(es) :

* spice: Missing check in demarshal.py:write_validate_array_item() allows for buffer overflow and denial of service (CVE-2018-10873)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117626

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2018-2732.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/21/2018

Updated: 1/28/2022

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

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


Risk Factor: High

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:spice-glib, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spice-glib-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spice-gtk, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spice-gtk-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spice-gtk-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spice-gtk-python, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spice-gtk-tools, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spice-server, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spice-server-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spice-server-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/20/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/17/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10873

RHSA: 2018:2732