Oracle Linux 6 : spice-server (ELSA-2015-1889)

High Nessus Plugin ID 86359


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2015:1889 :

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

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links 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 heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way SPICE handled certain guest QXL commands related to surface creation. A user in a guest could use this flaw to read and write arbitrary memory locations on the host. (CVE-2015-5261)

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way spice handled certain QXL commands related to the 'surface_id' parameter. A user in a guest could use this flaw to crash the host QEMU-KVM process or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the host QEMU-KVM process. (CVE-2015-5260)

These issues were discovered by Frediano Ziglio of Red Hat.

All spice-server users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches to correct these issues.


Update the affected spice-server packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 86359

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2015-1889.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/10/13

Modified: 2016/12/07

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:oracle:linux:spice-server, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:spice-server-devel, 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: 2015/10/12

Reference Information

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

OSVDB: 127761, 128614

RHSA: 2015:1889