Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : spice vulnerabilities (USN-2766-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 86310


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


Frediano Ziglio discovered multiple buffer overflows, undefined behavior signed integer operations, race conditions, memory leaks, and denial of service issues in Spice. A malicious guest operating system could potentially exploit these issues to escape virtualization.
(CVE-2015-5260, CVE-2015-5261).

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: High

ID: 86310

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2766-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/10/07

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:U/RC:U

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: 2015/10/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5260, CVE-2015-5261

OSVDB: 127761, 128614

USN: 2766-1