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Bug Fix Advisory spice-server bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:0705-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-05-19
Last updated on: 2011-05-19
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Details

An updated spice-server package that fixes several bugs and adds a number of
enhancements is now available.

The Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments (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-server package has been rebased to upstream version 0.8,
which fixes the following bugs and adds the following enhancements
(BZ#672035, BZ#645096):

* spice-server tried to use migration information even when it was not
provided or required. This resulted in a segmentation fault in the client
machine (the source of the migration operation). A check now determines
whether the client has provided or is required to provide migration
information. (BZ#674451)

* JPEG message encoding was handled differently between client and
server, such that the server passed the client a value to determine an
image's orientation, which the server interpreted as being invalid. This
resulted in the client aborting. The value passed from the server is now
the one the client expects, so the client no longer aborts. (BZ#670239)

* The palette cache was not always synchronized between client and
server following live migration of a virtual machine with multiple
monitors. The client side palette cache was not cleaned after
migration, which caused the client to terminate unexpectedly. The
target server now sends the "RESET" instruction to the client for
all monitors, so this crash no longer occurs. (BZ#622278)

* A typographical error in qemu-kvm output has been corrected.
(BZ#646483)

* Several superfluous dependencies were removed, including unnecessary
dependencies on libcacard, CEGUI, X-libs and alsa packages. (BZ#670245)

* The spice-server and spice-client packages use common libraries in
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1. This renders the following packages obsolete:
cairo-spice 1.8.7.2 and earlier, ffmpeg-spice 0.4.9-1 and earlier,
pixman-spice 0.13.3-6 and earlier, and spice-common 0.4.2-8 and earlier.
These removed and obsoleted packages are now recorded in the
spice-server.spec file.

Note that if both spice-client and spice-server are installed on a
system, upgrading one of them will also cause the other to be upgraded.
(BZ#674171)

* Smart card (Common Access Card) support has been added to spice-server,
allowing single sign-on and other card services such as signing and
encryption. (BZ#674937)

All users requiring spice-server are advised to upgrade to this updated
package, which adds these enhancements.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
spice-server-0.8.0-1.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1819
    MD5: 6ae46b5b3e1dbcfea5bbd7bbf8193ba8
SHA-256: fbd01c5e3689673faf8c8894b4d1624473dc6f46c7e8788f2eac7eb5674d68c3
 
x86_64:
spice-server-0.8.0-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1819
    MD5: 90472a6e955aaeaf987c7e4a382cb5cb
SHA-256: 124dbc2b8cfd232c48fbe5a14013be00ff50c34bd749c4ebab92fa599b62a5a5
spice-server-debuginfo-0.8.0-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1819
    MD5: 8ef721956a6282e3592111a9fbb92734
SHA-256: 3d1658c636592a28043c1c703d98b499263417c4fc50602108de8a45164a1e15
spice-server-devel-0.8.0-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1819
    MD5: 9dbcd0bec7aa89da5c539f854832ad42
SHA-256: 4ad6cf27206a611d54ef5c72019f8242fd8d36f0240e8272354a1f07c4499f40
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
spice-server-0.8.0-1.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1819
    MD5: 6ae46b5b3e1dbcfea5bbd7bbf8193ba8
SHA-256: fbd01c5e3689673faf8c8894b4d1624473dc6f46c7e8788f2eac7eb5674d68c3
 
x86_64:
spice-server-0.8.0-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1819
    MD5: 90472a6e955aaeaf987c7e4a382cb5cb
SHA-256: 124dbc2b8cfd232c48fbe5a14013be00ff50c34bd749c4ebab92fa599b62a5a5
spice-server-debuginfo-0.8.0-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1819
    MD5: 8ef721956a6282e3592111a9fbb92734
SHA-256: 3d1658c636592a28043c1c703d98b499263417c4fc50602108de8a45164a1e15
spice-server-devel-0.8.0-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1819
    MD5: 9dbcd0bec7aa89da5c539f854832ad42
SHA-256: 4ad6cf27206a611d54ef5c72019f8242fd8d36f0240e8272354a1f07c4499f40
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
spice-server-0.8.0-1.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1819
    MD5: 6ae46b5b3e1dbcfea5bbd7bbf8193ba8
SHA-256: fbd01c5e3689673faf8c8894b4d1624473dc6f46c7e8788f2eac7eb5674d68c3
 
x86_64:
spice-server-0.8.0-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1819
    MD5: 90472a6e955aaeaf987c7e4a382cb5cb
SHA-256: 124dbc2b8cfd232c48fbe5a14013be00ff50c34bd749c4ebab92fa599b62a5a5
spice-server-debuginfo-0.8.0-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1819
    MD5: 8ef721956a6282e3592111a9fbb92734
SHA-256: 3d1658c636592a28043c1c703d98b499263417c4fc50602108de8a45164a1e15
spice-server-devel-0.8.0-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1819
    MD5: 9dbcd0bec7aa89da5c539f854832ad42
SHA-256: 4ad6cf27206a611d54ef5c72019f8242fd8d36f0240e8272354a1f07c4499f40
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
spice-server-0.8.0-1.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1819
    MD5: 6ae46b5b3e1dbcfea5bbd7bbf8193ba8
SHA-256: fbd01c5e3689673faf8c8894b4d1624473dc6f46c7e8788f2eac7eb5674d68c3
 
x86_64:
spice-server-0.8.0-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1819
    MD5: 90472a6e955aaeaf987c7e4a382cb5cb
SHA-256: 124dbc2b8cfd232c48fbe5a14013be00ff50c34bd749c4ebab92fa599b62a5a5
spice-server-debuginfo-0.8.0-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1819
    MD5: 8ef721956a6282e3592111a9fbb92734
SHA-256: 3d1658c636592a28043c1c703d98b499263417c4fc50602108de8a45164a1e15
spice-server-devel-0.8.0-1.el6.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1819
    MD5: 9dbcd0bec7aa89da5c539f854832ad42
SHA-256: 4ad6cf27206a611d54ef5c72019f8242fd8d36f0240e8272354a1f07c4499f40
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

622278 - SPICE: Client connected to win7-X64 Guest crashed on migration.
645096 - Backport vdagent channel fixes from master
646483 - TYPO in qemu-kvm output
670239 - jpeg messages encoding is transfered as 4 and not 1, breaking client
670245 - spice-server.pc: do not list the following packages as requirements: libcacard, CEGUI, X-libs, alsa
672035 - spice-server: rebase to upstream 0.8 for RHEL-6.1
674171 - need an Obsoletes: tag for spice-common and spice-ffmpeg
674451 - spice segfault on migration



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