Oracle Linux 6 : spice-gtk (ELSA-2013-1273)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70008


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:1273 :

Updated spice-gtk packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important 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 spice-gtk packages provide a GIMP Toolkit (GTK+) widget for SPICE (Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments) clients. Both Virtual Machine Manager and Virtual Machine Viewer can make use of this widget to access virtual machines using the SPICE protocol.

spice-gtk communicated with PolicyKit for authorization via an API that is vulnerable to a race condition. This could lead to intended PolicyKit authorizations being bypassed. This update modifies spice-gtk to communicate with PolicyKit via a different API that is not vulnerable to the race condition. (CVE-2013-4324)

All users of spice-gtk are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected spice-gtk packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70008

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2013-1273.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/09/20

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:spice-glib, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:spice-glib-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:spice-gtk, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:spice-gtk-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:spice-gtk-python, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:spice-gtk-tools, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/09/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4324

BID: 62538

OSVDB: 97508

RHSA: 2013:1273