RHEL 7 : openvswitch (RHSA-2016:0615)

High Nessus Plugin ID 119369


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated openvswitch packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 3.1.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat is the company's cloud computing Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution designed for on-premise or private cloud deployments.

A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the OVS processing of MPLS labels. A remote attacker able to deliver a frame containing a malicious MPLS label that would be processed by OVS could trigger the flaw and use the resulting memory corruption to cause a denial of service (DoS) or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-2074)

Red Hat would like to thank the Open vSwitch Project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Kashyap Thimmaraju and Bhargava Shastry as the original reporters of CVE-2016-2074.

This update includes the following images :

openshift3/openvswitch:v3.1.1.6-9 aep3_beta/openvswitch:v3.1.1.6-9 openshift3/node:v3.1.1.6-16 aep3_beta/node:v3.1.1.6-16

All openvswitch users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119369

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2016-0615.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/12/04

Updated: 2018/12/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:openvswitch, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openvswitch-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openvswitch-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openvswitch-test, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python-openvswitch, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/04/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2074

RHSA: 2016:0615