RHEL 6 : spice-server (RHSA-2013:1192)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69777


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


An updated spice-server package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments (SPICE) is a remote display protocol for virtual environments. SPICE users can access a virtualized desktop or server from the local system or any system with network access to the server. SPICE is 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 Hypervisors.

A flaw was found in the way concurrent access to the clients ring buffer was performed in the spice-server library. A remote user able to initiate a SPICE connection to an application acting as a SPICE server could use this flaw to crash the application. (CVE-2013-4130)

This issue was discovered by David Gibson of Red Hat.

Users of spice-server are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue. Applications acting as a SPICE server must be restarted for this update to take effect. Note that QEMU-KVM guests providing SPICE console access must be restarted for this update to take effect.


Update the affected spice-server, spice-server-debuginfo and / or spice-server-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69777

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2013-1192.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/09/04

Modified: 2017/01/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spice-server, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spice-server-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spice-server-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.4

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/09/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4130

BID: 61192

RHSA: 2013:1192