RHEL 6 : spice-server (RHSA-2017:0253)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97012


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


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

See Also




Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97012

File Name: redhat-RHSA-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: Medium


Base Score: 6

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spice-server, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spice-server-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:spice-server-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6

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

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