RHEL 7 : spice (RHSA-2016:1205)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 91496


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


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-debuginfo, spice-server and / or spice-server-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 91496

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2016-1205.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/06/07

Modified: 2017/01/10

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:spice-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spice-server, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spice-server-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

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