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Intel® Ethernet Controller X710/XL710 Driver Security Vulnerability
Intel ID:  INTEL-SA-00069
Product family:  Intel® Ethernet Controller X710 family and Intel® Ethernet Controller XL710 family
Impact of vulnerability Denial of Service
Severity rating Critical
Original release:  Feb 27, 2017
Last revised:  Feb 27, 2017
Summary: 

A security vulnerability in the Intel® Ethernet Controller X710 and Intel® Ethernet Controller XL710 family of products (Fortville) has been found in the device driver.  

 
Description: 

A security vulnerability in the Intel® Ethernet Controller X710 and Intel® Ethernet Controller XL710 family of products (Fortville) has been found in the device driver.  In certain layer 2 network configurations the device driver may continuously reset.  All driver versions prior to 21.3 are impacted.

This exploit rates a CVSSv3 ranking of Medium (6.5) CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

 
Affected products: 

The driver for all operating systems listed below are impacted.

Operating System

Additional Notes

Windows Server 2008 R2 x64

64 bit only.

Windows Server 2012

64 bit only. No SR-IOV support.

Windows Server 2012 R2

64 bit only.

Windows Server 2016

64 bit only.

Linux: RHEL 6.5/6.6/6.7

64 bit only.

Linux: RHEL 7.0/7.1

64 bit only.

Linux: SLES 11 SP4

64 bit only.

Linux: SLES 12 SP1

64 bit only.

Linux Stable Kernel version 2.6/4.x

64 bit only.

FreeBSD 10.2/10.3

 
 
 
Recommendations: 

Intel recommends updating to Intel® driver versions included in Release 22.0 or newer available at https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/93099/Intel-Ethernet-Controller-XL710-BM2.

 
Revision history: 
Revision
Date
Description
1.0
27-February-2017
Initial Release
 
CVE Name: 
CVE-2016-8105

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