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USN-5065-1: Open vSwitch vulnerability

8 September 2021

Open vSwitch could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.




It was discovered that Open vSwitch incorrectly handled decoding RAW_ENCAP
actions. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Open vSwitch to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 21.04
Ubuntu 20.04

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