Public Date:
1261889: CVE-2015-5261 spice: host memory access from guest using crafted images
A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way SPICE handled certain guest QXL commands related to surface creation. A user in a guest could use this flaw to read and write arbitrary memory locations on the host.

Find out more about CVE-2015-5261 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (spice) RHSA-2015:1890 2015-10-12
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (spice-server) RHSA-2015:1889 2015-10-12


This issue was discovered by Frediano Ziglio of Red Hat.
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