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

High Nessus Plugin ID 102626


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


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 (bsc#1041470)

- CVE-2017-9265: Buffer over-read while parsing message could lead to crash or maybe arbitrary code execution (bsc#1041447)

- 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 (bsc#1050896)

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.


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 SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2017-1348=1

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102626

File Name: suse_SU-2017-2212-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/21

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:ND/RC:C


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openvswitch, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openvswitch-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openvswitch-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-9263, CVE-2017-9265

OSVDB: 158175, 158177