Ubuntu 13.04 / 13.10 : spice vulnerability (USN-2027-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70874
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionTomas Jamrisko discovered that SPICE incorrectly handled long passwords in SPICE tickets. An attacker could use this issue to cause the SPICE server to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libspice-server1 package.