Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : xserver-xorg-video-qxl vulnerability (USN-1714-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 64481
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that the QXL graphics driver incorrectly handled terminated connections. An attacker that could connect to a guest using SPICE and the QXL graphics driver could cause the guest to hang or crash, resulting in a denial of service.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected xserver-xorg-video-qxl package.