An updated spice-client package that fixes one bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The spice-client package provides the Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments (SPICE) client application. SPICE is a remote display protocol designed for virtual environments. SPICE users can access a virtualized desktop or server from the local system or any system with network access to the server. SPICE is used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux for viewing virtualized guests running on the KVM hypervisor or on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisors.
The SPICE client did not correctly handle an exception which was raised when trying to connect to a guest operating system with no running SPICE agent. Consequently, the SPICE client application terminated unexpectedly after the 30-second timeout. With this update, the SPICE client correctly handles this situation and successfully connects to the guest system without unnecessary waiting.
All users of spice-client are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug.