Amazon Linux 2 : spice-glib (ALAS-2020-1546)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 141984

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VPR Score: 5.7


The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.


The version of tested product installed on the remote host is prior to tested version. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS2-2020-1546 advisory.

- Multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities were found in the QUIC image decoding process of the SPICE remote display system, before spice-0.14.2-1. Both the SPICE client (spice-gtk) and server are affected by these flaws. These flaws allow a malicious client or server to send specially crafted messages that, when processed by the QUIC image compression algorithm, result in a process crash or potential code execution.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Run 'yum update spice-gtk' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 141984

File Name: al2_ALAS-2020-1546.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/10/28

Updated: 2020/11/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.7

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-14355

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.6

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:spice-glib, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:spice-glib-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:spice-gtk-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:spice-gtk-tools, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:spice-gtk3, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:spice-gtk3-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:spice-gtk3-vala, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/10/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/10/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-14355

ALAS: 2020-1546