SUSE SLES12 Security Update : openvswitch (SUSE-SU-2017:2212-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

This update for openvswitch fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2017-9263: OpenFlow role status message can cause a
call to abort() leading to application crash

- CVE-2017-9265: Buffer over-read while parsing message
could lead to crash or maybe arbitrary code execution

- Do not restart the ovs-vswitchd and ovsdb-server
services on package updates (bsc#1002734)

- Do not restart the ovs-vswitchd, ovsdb-server and
openvswitch services on package removals. This
facilitates potential future package moves but also
preserves connectivity when the package is removed

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.4
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 102626 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-9263

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