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USN-5698-1: Open vSwitch vulnerability

25 October 2022

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

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Releases

Packages

Details

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

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-5698-2: openvswitch-testcontroller, openvswitch-switch, openvswitch-pki, openvswitch-switch-dpdk, ovn-common, ovn-host, python-openvswitch, openvswitch-test, openvswitch-common, openvswitch-vtep, ovn-docker, openvswitch, openvswitch-ipsec, ovn-central