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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for spice-xpi RHSA-2011:0426-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'spice-xpi'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
The remote host is missing an update for the 'spice-xpi'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
The Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments (SPICE) is a
remote display protocol 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 Hypervisor.

The spice-xpi package provides a plug-in that allows the SPICE client to
run from within Mozilla Firefox.

An uninitialized pointer use flaw was found in the SPICE Firefox plug-in.
If a user were tricked into visiting a malicious web page with Firefox
while the SPICE plug-in was enabled, it could cause Firefox to crash or,
possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
Firefox. (CVE-2011-1179)

It was found that the SPICE Firefox plug-in used a predictable name for one
of its log files. A local attacker could use this flaw to conduct a
symbolic link attack, allowing them to overwrite arbitrary files accessible
to the user running Firefox. (CVE-2011-0012)

Users of spice-xpi should upgrade to this updated package, which contains
backported patches to correct these issues. After installing the update,
Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Affected Software/OS:
spice-xpi on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-0012
BugTraq ID: 47269
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-1179
XForce ISS Database: spicexpi-pointer-privilege-escalation(66777)
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