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RHSA-2011:0427: spice-xpi security update

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RHSA-2011:0427: spice-xpi security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
04/18/2011
Created
07/25/2018
Added
04/19/2011
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

The Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments (SPICE) is aremote display protocol used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux for viewingvirtualized 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 torun 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 Firefoxwhile the SPICE plug-in was enabled, it could cause Firefox to crash or,possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user runningFirefox. (CVE-2011-1179)Users of spice-xpi should upgrade to this updated package, which contains abackported patch to correct this issue. After installing the update,Firefox must be restarted for the changes to take effect.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-spice-xpi

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