USN-3642-1: DPDK vulnerability

9 May 2018

dpdk vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


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

Software Description

  • dpdk - set of libraries for fast packet processing


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

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
dpdk - 17.11.2-1ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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