USN-3202-1: Spice vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3202-1

20th February, 2017

spice vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Spice could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.

Software description

  • 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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.10:
libspice-server1 0.12.8-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libspice-server1 0.12.6-4ubuntu0.2
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
libspice-server1 0.12.4-0nocelt2ubuntu1.4

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.


CVE-2016-9577, CVE-2016-9578