CentOS Update for spice-xpi CESA-2011:0427 centos5 x86_64

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.1

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

9 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'spice-xpi' package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Insight

Insight

The Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments (SPICE) is a remote display protocol used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux for viewing virtualized guests running on the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor, or on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor. The spice-xpi package provides a plug-in that allows the SPICE client to run from within Mozilla Firefox. An uninitialized pointer use flaw was found in the SPICE Firefox plug-in. If a user were tricked into visiting a malicious web page with Firefox while the SPICE plug-in was enabled, it could cause Firefox to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firefox. (CVE-2011-1179) Users of spice-xpi should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the update, Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Affected Software

Affected Software

spice-xpi on CentOS 5

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)

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