Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4319-1 spice -- security update

Date Reported:
15 Oct 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 906315.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-10873.
More information:

Frediano Ziglio reported a missing check in the script to generate demarshalling code in the SPICE protocol client and server library. The generated demarshalling code is prone to multiple buffer overflows. An authenticated attacker can take advantage of this flaw to cause a denial of service (spice server crash), or possibly, execute arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 0.12.8-2.1+deb9u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your spice packages.

For the detailed security status of spice please refer to its security tracker page at: