SUSE SLES15 Security Update : openvswitch (SUSE-SU-2023:4508-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 186150



The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.


The remote SUSE Linux SLES15 / SLES_SAP15 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2023:4508-1 advisory.

- A flaw was found in Open vSwitch that allows ICMPv6 Neighbor Advertisement packets between virtual machines to bypass OpenFlow rules. This issue may allow a local attacker to create specially crafted packets with a modified or spoofed target IP address field that can redirect ICMPv6 traffic to arbitrary IP addresses. (CVE-2023-5366)

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 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 186150

File Name: suse_SU-2023-4508-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/22/2023

Updated: 12/21/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-5366


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openvswitch-pki, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openvswitch-test, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openvswitch-vtep, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libopenvswitch-2_14-0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libovn-20_06-0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openvswitch, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openvswitch-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:openvswitch-ipsec, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ovn, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ovn-central, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ovn-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ovn-docker, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ovn-host, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:ovn-vtep, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python3-ovs, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/21/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/6/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-5366

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2023:4508-1