GLSA-201811-20 : spice-gtk: Remote code execution

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 119165


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201811-20 (spice-gtk: Remote code execution)

A vulnerability was found in spice-gtk client due to the incorrect use of integer types and missing overflow checks.
Impact :

An attacker, by enticing the user to join a malicious server, could remotely execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All spice-gtk users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/spice-gtk-0.34'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 119165

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201811-20.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 2018/11/27

Updated: 2018/11/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:spice-gtk, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-12194

GLSA: 201811-20