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USN-5608-1: DPDK vulnerability

13 September 2022

DPDK could be made to stop responding if it received specially crafted network traffic.



  • dpdk - set of libraries for fast packet processing


It was discovered that DPDK incorrectly handled certain Vhost headers. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04

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