Debian: DSA-3354-1: spice security update

    Date08 Sep 2015
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Frediano Ziglio of Red Hat discovered a race condition flaw in spice's worker_update_monitors_config() function, leading to a heap-based memory corruption. A malicious user in a guest can take advantage of this flaw to cause a denial of service (QEMU process crash) or, potentially
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3354-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    September 08, 2015                    https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : spice
    CVE ID         : CVE-2015-3247
    Debian Bug     : 797976
    
    Frediano Ziglio of Red Hat discovered a race condition flaw in spice's
    worker_update_monitors_config() function, leading to a heap-based memory
    corruption. A malicious user in a guest can take advantage of this flaw
    to cause a denial of service (QEMU process crash) or, potentially
    execute arbitrary code on the host with the privileges of the hosting
    QEMU process.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.12.5-1+deb8u1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.12.5-1.2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your spice packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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