[USN-3642-2] DPDK vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed May 16 15:31:16 UTC 2018

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3642-2
May 16, 2018

dpdk vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 17.10


DPDK could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

Software Description:
- dpdk: set of libraries for fast packet processing


USN-3642-1 fixed a vulnerability in DPDK. This update provides the
corresponding update for Ubuntu 17.10.

Original advisory details:

 Maxime Coquelin discovered that DPDK incorrectly handled guest physical
 ranges. A malicious guest could use this issue to possibly access sensitive

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 17.10:
  dpdk                            17.05.2-0ubuntu1.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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