USN-4617-1: SPICE vdagent vulnerabilities

04 November 2020

Several security issues were fixed in SPICE vdagent.

Releases

Packages

  • spice-vdagent - Spice agent for Linux

Details

Matthias Gerstner discovered that SPICE vdagent incorrectly handled the
active_xfers hash table. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to
cause SPICE vdagent to consume memory, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2020-25650)

Matthias Gerstner discovered that SPICE vdagent incorrectly handled the
active_xfers hash table. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to
cause SPICE vdagent to consume memory, resulting in a denial of service, or
obtain sensitive file contents. (CVE-2020-25651)

Matthias Gerstner discovered that SPICE vdagent incorrectly handled a large
number of client connections. A local attacker could possibly use this
issue to cause SPICE vdagent to consume resources, resulting in a denial of
service. (CVE-2020-25652)

Matthias Gerstner discovered that SPICE vdagent incorrectly handled client
connections. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain
sensitive information, paste clipboard contents, and transfer files into
the active session. (CVE-2020-25653)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.10
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.