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                            Spice vulnerability
                              29 January 2019


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           libspice-server1
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
                   Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
                   Denial of Service               -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2019-3813  

Original Bulletin: 

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on 
         platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators 
         running libspice-server1 check for an updated version of the 
         software for their operating system.

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USN-3870-1: Spice vulnerability

28 January 2019
spice vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

    Ubuntu 18.10
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Spice could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted
network traffic.

Software Description

    spice - SPICE protocol client and server library


Christophe Fergeau discovered that Spice incorrectly handled memory. A remote
attacker could use this to cause Spice to crash, resulting in a denial of
service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package

Ubuntu 18.10
    libspice-server1 - 0.14.0-1ubuntu4.2
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    libspice-server1 - 0.14.0-1ubuntu2.4
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    libspice-server1 - 0.12.6-4ubuntu0.4
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    libspice-server1 - 0.12.4-0nocelt2ubuntu1.8

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system update you need to restart qemu guests to make all the
necessary changes.



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