USN-3642-2: DPDK vulnerability
16 May 2018
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.
- 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 information.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.