Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3202-1
20th February, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its
- 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.
– 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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
- Ubuntu 16.10:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
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.