Debian DLA-3253-1 : openvswitch - LTS security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 169440


The remote Debian host is missing one or more security-related updates.


The remote Debian 10 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the dla-3253 advisory.

- An integer underflow in Organization Specific TLV was found in various versions of OpenvSwitch.

- An out-of-bounds read in Organization Specific TLV was found in various versions of OpenvSwitch.

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


Upgrade the openvswitch packages.

For Debian 10 Buster, these problems have been fixed in version 2.10.7+ds1-0+deb10u3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 169440

File Name: debian_DLA-3253.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/31/2022

Updated: 3/21/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-4338


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openvswitch-testcontroller, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openvswitch-vtep, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openvswitch-switch, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openvswitch-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openvswitch-pki, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ovn-controller-vtep, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openvswitch-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python3-openvswitch, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:10.0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ovn-central, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:python-openvswitch, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ovn-host, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openvswitch-dbg

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/31/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/31/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-4337, CVE-2022-4338