SUSE-SU-2017:2212-1: important: 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
Cross-References: CVE-2017-9263 CVE-2017-9265
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):



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