Oracle Linux 5 : qspice (ELSA-2010-0633)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68086


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0633 :

Updated qspice packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

The Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments (SPICE) is a remote display protocol 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 Hypervisor.

It was found that the libspice component of QEMU-KVM on the host did not validate all pointers provided from a guest system's QXL graphics card driver. A privileged guest user could use this flaw to cause the host to dereference an invalid pointer, causing the guest to crash (denial of service) or, possibly, resulting in the privileged guest user escalating their privileges on the host. (CVE-2010-0428)

It was found that the libspice component of QEMU-KVM on the host could be forced to perform certain memory management operations on memory addresses controlled by a guest. A privileged guest user could use this flaw to crash the guest (denial of service) or, possibly, escalate their privileges on the host. (CVE-2010-0429)

All qspice users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.


Update the affected qspice packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 68086

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2010-0633.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:qspice, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:qspice-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:qspice-libs-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/08/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0428, CVE-2010-0429

OSVDB: 67476, 67477

RHSA: 2010:0633