Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : spice vulnerabilities (USN-3202-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 97302


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


Frediano Ziglio discovered that Spice incorrectly handled certain client messages. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Spice to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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: High

ID: 97302

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3202-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/02/21

Modified: 2017/02/23

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libspice-server1, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/02/20

Reference Information

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

OSVDB: 151470, 151473

USN: 3202-1