Oracle Linux 7 : spice (ELSA-2016-1205)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 91494


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:1205 :

An update for spice is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments (SPICE) is a remote display system built for virtual environments which allows the user to view a computing 'desktop' environment not only on the machine where it is running, but from anywhere on the Internet and from a wide variety of machine architectures.

Security Fix(es) :

* A memory allocation flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in spice's smartcard interaction, which runs under the QEMU-KVM context on the host. A user connecting to a guest VM using spice could potentially use this flaw to crash the QEMU-KVM process or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the host's QEMU-KVM process. (CVE-2016-0749)

* A memory access flaw was found in the way spice handled certain guests using crafted primary surface parameters. A user in a guest could use this flaw to read from and write to arbitrary memory locations on the host. (CVE-2016-2150)

The CVE-2016-0749 issue was discovered by Jing Zhao (Red Hat) and the CVE-2016-2150 issue was discovered by Frediano Ziglio (Red Hat).


Update the affected spice packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 91494

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-1205.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/06/07

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:spice-server, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:spice-server-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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: 2016/06/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0749, CVE-2016-2150

OSVDB: 139486, 139487

RHSA: 2016:1205