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USN-5401-1: DPDK vulnerabilities

4 May 2022

Several security issues were fixed in DPDK.



  • dpdk - set of libraries for fast packet processing


Wenxiang Qian discovered that DPDK incorrectly checked certain payloads. An
attacker could use this issue to cause DPDK to crash, resulting in a denial
of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-3839)

It was discovered that DPDK incorrectly handled inflight type messages. An
attacker could possibly use this issue to cause DPDK to consume resources,
leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2022-0669)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 21.10
Ubuntu 20.04

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