[ GLSA 201811-20 ] spice-gtk: Remote code execution


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201811-20
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: spice-gtk: Remote code execution
Date: November 27, 2018
Bugs: #650878
ID: 201811-20

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Synopsis

A vulnerability in spice-gtk could allow an attacker to remotely
execute arbitrary code.

Background

spice-gtk is a set of GObject and Gtk objects for connecting to Spice
servers and a client GUI.

Affected packages

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-misc/spice-gtk 0.34=20

Description

A vulnerability was found in spice-gtk client due to the incorrect use
of integer types and missing overflow checks.

Impact

An attacker, by enticing the user to join a malicious server, could
remotely execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All spice-gtk users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge –sync
# emerge –ask –oneshot –verbose “>net-misc/spice-gtk-0.34”

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2017-12194
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-12194

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201811-20

Concerns?

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users’ machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2018 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons – Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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