SW Release 23.4, that Resolves a Potential Packet Data Pointer Issue, is Available for Download

SW Release 23.4, that Resolves a Potential Packet Data Pointer Issue, is Available for Download

 

SW Release 23.4 resolves a potential packet data pointer issue that could occur when using Intel® Ethernet 700 Series products with certain Intel Ethernet device drivers on Microsoft Windows* Operating systems that are using “Jumbo Packet” feature with “Receive Side Coalescing” (RSC) feature.

The issue may lead to a data mismatch between what came in on off wire (RX port) from remote sender and what is transferred up the OS/system stack to receiver (i.e. application).  While most applications apply their own additional forms of data integrity checking, there may exist some that do not and so may be exposed to potential data integrity issues.

Note:  By default “Jumbo Packet” feature is disabled (off) in Intel Windows drivers.

This issue is resolved with drivers included in the SW 23.4 Release.

SW Release 23.4 can be downloaded here:
Intel® Ethernet Adapter Complete Driver Pack
Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows Server 2012*
Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows Server 2012 R2*
Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows Server 2016*
Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows Server 2016 Nano Server*


Intel recommends updating to SW 23.4 as soon as possible, however if updating to SW 23.4 is not convenient for you at this time, there is also an available workaround for the issue (see TA-234) for more details.

In addition to the availability of SW Release 23.4, we will also be removing SW Release 23.2 and SW Release 23.1 from Intel® Download Center.

Note:  These drivers and software are for retail versions of Intel® Ethernet Adapters.  If you do not have a retail version of an Intel® Ethernet Adapter, we recommend you work with your computer manufacturer before installing our driver.

For more information please click on this link to review TA-234.

 

Note:  SW Release 23.4 does not support Microsoft Windows* 10 1809 (RS5) and Microsoft Windows* Server 2019.  Support for those Operating Systems will be available in SW Release 23.5.

Thank You,

 

Intel Ethernet Team