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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3450-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3450-1
Posted Oct 12, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3450-1 - Bhargava Shastry discovered that Open vSwitch incorrectly handled certain OFP messages. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Open vSwitch to crash, resulting in a denial of service. It was discovered that Open vSwitch incorrectly handled certain OpenFlow role messages. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Open vSwitch to crash, resulting in a denial of service. It was discovered that Open vSwitch incorrectly handled certain malformed packets. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Open vSwitch to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 17.04. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-9214, CVE-2017-9263, CVE-2017-9264, CVE-2017-9265
MD5 | b4970ef8d5269933174c21dd7316285b

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3450-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3450-1
October 11, 2017

openvswitch vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 17.04
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in Open vSwitch.

Software Description:
- openvswitch: Ethernet virtual switch

Details:

Bhargava Shastry discovered that Open vSwitch incorrectly handled certain
OFP messages. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
Open vSwitch to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-9214)

It was discovered that Open vSwitch incorrectly handled certain OpenFlow
role messages. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
Open vSwitch to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-9263)

It was discovered that Open vSwitch incorrectly handled certain malformed
packets. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Open
vSwitch to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 17.04. (CVE-2017-9264)

It was discovered that Open vSwitch incorrectly handled group mod OpenFlow
messages. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Open
vSwitch to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-9265)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 17.04:
openvswitch-common 2.6.1-0ubuntu5.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
openvswitch-common 2.5.2-0ubuntu0.16.04.2

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

References:
https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3450-1
CVE-2017-9214, CVE-2017-9263, CVE-2017-9264, CVE-2017-9265

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openvswitch/2.6.1-0ubuntu5.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openvswitch/2.5.2-0ubuntu0.16.04.2


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