USN-1926-1: SPICE vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1926-1

14th August, 2013

spice vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 13.04


SPICE could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.

Software description

  • spice - SPICE protocol client and server library


David Gibson discovered that SPICE incorrectly handled certain network
errors. An attacker could use this issue to cause the SPICE server to
crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.04:
libspice-server1 0.12.2-0nocelt2expubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system update you need to restart applications using the
SPICE protocol, such as QEMU, to make all the necessary changes.