GLSA-201701-07 : Open vSwitch: Remote execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-07
(Open vSwitch: Remote execution of arbitrary code)

A buffer overflow was discovered in lib/flow.c in ovs-vswitchd.

Impact :

A remote attacker, using a specially crafted MPLS packet, could execute
arbitrary code.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-07

Solution :

All Open vSwitch users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/openvswitch-2.5.0'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96238 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-2074

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