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USN-2027-1: SPICE vulnerability

12 November 2013

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



  • spice - SPICE protocol client and server library


Tomas Jamrisko discovered that SPICE incorrectly handled long passwords in
SPICE tickets. 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 versions:

Ubuntu 13.10
Ubuntu 13.04

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