Scientific Linux Security Update : spice and spice-gtk on SL7.x x86_64 (20180920)

high Nessus Plugin ID 117627


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


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 allows for buffer overflow and denial of service (CVE-2018-10873)

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


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 117627

File Name: sl_20180920_spice_and_spice_gtk_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/21/2018

Updated: 2/24/2020

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Vector: 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:fermilab:scientific_linux:spice-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:spice-glib, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:spice-glib-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:spice-gtk-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:spice-gtk-tools, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:spice-gtk3, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:spice-gtk3-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:spice-gtk3-vala, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:spice-server, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:spice-server-devel, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/20/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/17/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10873