(RHSA-2017:2665) Moderate: openvswitch security update

ID RHSA-2017:2665
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2018-03-19T16:27:06


Open vSwitch provides standard network bridging functions and support for the OpenFlow protocol for remote per-flow control of traffic.

Security Fix(es):

  • An unsigned integer wrap around that led to a buffer over-read was found when parsing OFPT_QUEUE_GET_CONFIG_REPLY messages in Open vSwitch (OvS). An attacker could use this issue to cause a remote denial of service attack. (CVE-2017-9214)

  • While parsing an OpenFlow role status message Open vSwitch (OvS), a call to the abort() function for undefined role status reasons in the function 'ofp_print_role_status_message' in 'lib/ofp-print.c' could be misused for a remote denial of service attack by a malicious switch. (CVE-2017-9263)

  • A buffer over-read issue was found in Open vSwitch (OvS) which emerged while parsing the GroupMod OpenFlow messages sent from the controller. The issue could enable an attacker to cause a denial of service type of attack. (CVE-2017-9265)