Debian: DSA-3533-1: openvswitch security update

    Date29 Mar 2016
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Kashyap Thimmaraju and Bhargava Shastry discovered a remotely triggerable buffer overflow vulnerability in openvswitch, a production quality, multilayer virtual switch implementation. Specially crafted MPLS packets could overflow the buffer reserved for MPLS labels in an
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3533-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    March 29, 2016                        https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : openvswitch
    CVE ID         : CVE-2016-2074
    
    Kashyap Thimmaraju and Bhargava Shastry discovered a remotely
    triggerable buffer overflow vulnerability in openvswitch, a production
    quality, multilayer virtual switch implementation. Specially crafted
    MPLS packets could overflow the buffer reserved for MPLS labels in an
    OVS internal data structure. A remote attacker can take advantage of
    this flaw to cause a denial of service, or potentially, execution of
    arbitrary code.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.3.0+git20140819-3+deb8u1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.3.0+git20140819-4.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your openvswitch packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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