RHEL 7 : openvswitch2.11 (RHSA-2021:3942)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 154333
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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 7 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the RHSA-2021:3942 advisory.

- openvswitch: use-after-free in decode_NXAST_RAW_ENCAP during the decoding of a RAW_ENCAP action (CVE-2021-36980)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected openvswitch2.11, openvswitch2.11-devel and / or python-openvswitch2.11 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 154333

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2021-3942.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/22/2021

Updated: 10/22/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, redhat_repos.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-36980


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openvswitch2.11, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openvswitch2.11-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python-openvswitch2.11

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/20/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/20/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-36980

RHSA: 2021:3942

CWE: 416