spice security update

2017-02-06T12:23:23
ID CESA-2017:0254
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2017-02-06T12:23:23

Description

CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2017:0254

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 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. (CVE-2016-9578)

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

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2017-February/022268.html

Affected packages: spice spice-server spice-server-devel

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0254.html