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spice-gtk: Privilege escalation


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201406-29 / spice-gtk
Release Date June 26, 2014
Latest Revision June 26, 2014: 1
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-misc/spice-gtk < 0.14 >= 0.14 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #435694


A vulnerability in spice-gtk could allow local attackers to gain escalated privileges.

2.  Impact Information


spice-gtk is a set of GObject and Gtk objects for connecting to Spice servers and a client GUI.


spice-gtk does not properly sanitize the DBUS_SYSTEM_BUS_ADDRESS environment variable.


A local attacker may be able to gain escalated privileges.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All spice-gtk users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/spice-gtk-0.14"

4.  References


Page updated June 26, 2014

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