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USN-4691-1: Open vSwitch vulnerabilities

13 January 2021

Several security issues were fixed in Open vSwitch.




Jonas Rudloff discovered that Open vSwitch incorrectly handled certain
malformed LLDP packets. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
Open vSwitch to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 20.10
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.