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Remotely Exploitable Open vSwitch DoS Vuln Fixed
It was discovered that Open vSwitch could be made to stop forwarding packets if it received specially crafted network traffic (CVE-2023-1668). Due to its high availability impact and the low attack complexity required to exploit the bug, this vulnerability has received a National Vulnerability Database (NVD) base score of 8.2 out of 10 (“High” severity).
A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service (DoS), resulting in loss of access to your critical systems.
An important update for Open vSwitch that fixes this dangerous vulnerability has been released. We urge all impacted users to apply the Open vSwitch updates issued by their distro(s) now to protect against attacks leading to loss of access and potential compromise.
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