Bug Fix Advisory spice-client bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2013:0096-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2013-01-07
Last updated on: 2013-01-07
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)


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.

This update fixes the following bug:

* Prior to this update, 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. As a consequence, the SPICE client application terminated
unexpectedly after a 30-second timeout. With this update, the SPICE client
correctly handles this situation and successfully connects to the guest system
without unnecessary waiting. (BZ#789331)

All users of spice-client are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
fixes this bug.


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

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

spice-client-0.8.1-8.el5.src.rpm     MD5: 6b09c320f3409d5862de92921730108b
SHA-256: 1cc370bf235d692d2beb9c08e32bb52d767502159234939132de8fd1c8e7abf7
spice-client-0.8.1-8.el5.i686.rpm     MD5: 7a6ebeda4b246300737ea3ac2afd7f98
SHA-256: 3a629d6401f39bd49c83ee6cedac5e9a7a351c5faecffe0548059ea5526c5b3c
spice-client-debuginfo-0.8.1-8.el5.i686.rpm     MD5: 055eecefa635571deceed3aba00dec18
SHA-256: 8f0c937b5aed794587785cb726fbbbbc50788f1c4027debea731651508bc9701
spice-client-0.8.1-8.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: a33209b7e732fa9684c3b3435af0ce15
SHA-256: a5863b36fa57550db2336c61e1222e82872391650cfe65947047aa1b60825221
spice-client-debuginfo-0.8.1-8.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 9b2f94c615f6508d70a6da2fa0b91284
SHA-256: fa39e29154c1cf9f71e5a73493a44e05fcf0ffe75a2aeebfcd372a8a43a7d1da
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

789331 - Spice client crashed when connecting to a guest without spice-vdagent running

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