Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : spice vulnerability (USN-2736-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85873


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Frediano Ziglio discovered that Spice incorrectly handled monitor configs. A malicious guest could use this issue to cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code on the host as the user running the QEMU process. In the default installation, when QEMU is used with libvirt, attackers would be isolated by the libvirt AppArmor profile.

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.


Update the affected libspice-server1 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85873

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2736-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/09/09

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:UR

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libspice-server1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/09/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3247

OSVDB: 127120

USN: 2736-1