Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.10 / 16.04 LTS : spice vulnerabilities (USN-3014-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 91758


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


Jing Zhao discovered that the Spice smartcard support incorrectly handled memory. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Spice to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 15.10 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-0749)

Frediano Ziglio discovered that Spice incorrectly handled certain primary surface parameters. A malicious guest operating system could potentially exploit this issue to escape virtualization.

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: Critical

ID: 91758

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3014-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/06/22

Modified: 2016/12/01

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libspice-server1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

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: 2016/06/21

Reference Information

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

OSVDB: 139486, 139487

USN: 3014-1