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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for spice RHSA-2015:1714-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'spice'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
The remote host is missing an update for the 'spice'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
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.

A race condition flaw, leading to a heap-based memory corruption, was found
in spice's worker_update_monitors_config() function, which runs under the
QEMU-KVM context on the host. A user in a guest could leverage this flaw to
crash the host QEMU-KVM process or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the host QEMU-KVM process. (CVE-2015-3247)

This issue was discovered by Frediano Ziglio of Red Hat.

All spice users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

Affected Software/OS:
spice on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2015-3247
Debian Security Information: DSA-3354 (Google Search)
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2015:1713
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2015:1714
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2015:1715
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2015:1566 (Google Search)
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