[USN-3873-1] Open vSwitch vulnerabilities

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[USN-3873-1] Open vSwitch vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers-3
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3873-1
January 30, 2019

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

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in Open vSwitch.

Software Description:
- openvswitch: Ethernet virtual switch

Details:

It was discovered that Open vSwitch incorrectly decoded certain packets. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Open vSwitch to
crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-17204)

It was discovered that Open vSwitch incorrectly handled processing certain
flows. 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 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-17205)

It was discovered that Open vSwitch incorrectly handled BUNDLE action
decoding. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Open
vSwitch to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-17206)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  openvswitch-common              2.9.2-0ubuntu0.18.04.3

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  openvswitch-common              2.5.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.2

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

References:
  https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3873-1
  CVE-2018-17204, CVE-2018-17205, CVE-2018-17206

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openvswitch/2.9.2-0ubuntu0.18.04.3
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openvswitch/2.5.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.2


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