Descriptionspice-vdagent up to and including 0.17.0 does not properly escape save directory before passing to shell, allowing local attacker with access to the session the agent runs in to inject arbitrary commands to be executed.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs883238

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
spice-vdagent (PTS)wheezy0.10.1-1fixed
buster, sid, stretch0.17.0-1vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
spice-vdagentsourcewheezy(not affected)


[stretch] - spice-vdagent <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - spice-vdagent <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - spice-vdagent <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
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