Networking fault for virtual hosts on "muffy" Virtual Servers

Event Started
2017-06-04 13:07
Report Published
2017-06-03 12:07
Last Updated
2022-04-13 09:30
Event Finished
2017-06-03 13:00

Virtual Servers on suffered a networking outage for a short while. We have found that this is due to a bug in the virtual switch we use, Open vSwitch, when it encounters a crafted packet:

Jun  3 12:07:42 muffy ovs-vswitchd: ovs|00002|daemon_unix(monitor)|ERR|1 crashes: pid 1891 died, killed (Segmentation fault), core dumped, restarting

Jun  3 12:07:42 muffy ovs-vswitchd: ovs|00003|daemon_unix(monitor)|EMER|fork child died before signaling startup (killed (Segmentation fault))

This morning we have identified that this is fixed in a more recent upstream version, and so we will plan some maintenance to upgrade all our hosts.