GLSA-201701-07 : Open vSwitch: Remote execution of arbitrary code
High Nessus Plugin ID 96238
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-07 (Open vSwitch: Remote execution of arbitrary code)
A buffer overflow was discovered in lib/flow.c in ovs-vswitchd.
A remote attacker, using a specially crafted MPLS packet, could execute arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Open vSwitch users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/openvswitch-2.5.0'