Security update for openvswitch

SUSE Security Update: Security update for openvswitch
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2017:2212-1
Rating: important
References: #1002734 #1041447 #1041470 #1050896
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3

  • An update that solves two vulnerabilities and has two fixes is now available.


    This update for openvswitch fixes the following issues:

    - CVE-2017-9263: OpenFlow role status message can cause a call to abort()
    leading to application crash (bsc#1041470)

    - CVE-2017-9265: Buffer over-read while parsing message could lead to
    crash or maybe arbitrary code execution (bsc#1041447)

    - Do not restart the ovs-vswitchd and ovsdb-server services
    on package updates (bsc#1002734)

    - Do not restart the ovs-vswitchd, ovsdb-server and openvswitch services
    on package removals. This facilitates potential future package moves but
    also preserves connectivity when the package is removed (bsc#1050896)

    Patch Instructions:

    To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
    Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3:
      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2017-1348=1

    To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

    Package List:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP3 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64):
      • openvswitch-2.7.0-3.3.1
      • openvswitch-debuginfo-2.7.0-3.3.1
      • openvswitch-debugsource-2.7.0-3.3.1