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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


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.  


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





Intel recommends updating to Intel® driver versions included in Release 22.0 or newer available at

Revision history:






Initial Release

CVE Name:  CVE-2016-8105


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