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    Debian: DSA-3790-1: spice security update

    Date 16 Feb 2017
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    Several vulnerabilities were discovered in spice, a SPICE protocol client and server library. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3790-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    February 16, 2017                     https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : spice
    CVE ID         : CVE-2016-9577 CVE-2016-9578
    Debian Bug     : 854336
    
    Several vulnerabilities were discovered in spice, a SPICE protocol
    client and server library. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
    project identifies the following problems:
    
    CVE-2016-9577
    
        Frediano Ziglio of Red Hat discovered a buffer overflow
        vulnerability in the main_channel_alloc_msg_rcv_buf function. An
        authenticated attacker can take advantage of this flaw to cause a
        denial of service (spice server crash), or possibly, execute
        arbitrary code.
    
    CVE-2016-9578
    
        Frediano Ziglio of Red Hat discovered that spice does not properly
        validate incoming messages. An attacker able to connect to the
        spice server could send crafted messages which would cause the
        process to crash.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in
    version 0.12.5-1+deb8u4.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
    version 0.12.8-2.1.
    
    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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