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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Moderate: openvswitch security and bug fix update
1 May 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2018-1059
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Moderate: openvswitch security and bug fix update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2018:1267-01
Product: Fast Datapath
Advisory URL: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:1267
Issue date: 2018-04-30
CVE Names: CVE-2018-1059
An update for openvswitch is now available for Fast Datapath for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from
the CVE link(s) in the References section.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Channel to provide early releases to layered products - noarch, x86_64
Open vSwitch provides standard network bridging functions and support for
the OpenFlow protocol for remote per-flow control of traffic.
* dpdk: Information exposure in unchecked guest physical to host virtual
address translations (CVE-2018-1059)
For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS
score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in
the References section.
This issue was discovered by Maxime Coquelin (Red Hat).
* The openvswitch packages have been upgraded to upstream version 2.9.0,
which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous
For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:
5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
1544298 - CVE-2018-1059 dpdk: Information exposure in unchecked guest
physical to host virtual address translations
1560628 - [fdProd] Align to fdNext 2.9.0-19
6. Package List:
Channel to provide early releases to layered products:
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
The Red Hat security contact is <email@example.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2018 Red Hat, Inc.
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