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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
21 February 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2016-9578 CVE-2016-9577
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USN-3202-1: Spice vulnerabilities
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3202-1
20th February, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Spice could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted
spice - SPICE protocol client and server library
Frediano Ziglio discovered that Spice incorrectly handled certain client
messages. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Spice to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
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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