Oracle Linux 6 : spice-server (ELSA-2017-0253)

High Nessus Plugin ID 97007


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:0253 :

An update for spice-server is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. 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 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.

Security Fix(es) :

* A vulnerability was discovered in spice in the server's protocol handling. An authenticated attacker could send crafted messages to the spice server causing a heap overflow leading to a crash or possible code execution. (CVE-2016-9577)

* A vulnerability was discovered in spice in the server's protocol handling. An attacker able to connect to the spice server could send crafted messages which would cause the process to crash.

These issues were discovered by Frediano Ziglio (Red Hat).


Update the affected spice-server packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97007

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2017-0253.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/02/06

Modified: 2017/02/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/02/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9577, CVE-2016-9578

OSVDB: 151470, 151473

RHSA: 2017:0253