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Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 08:48:35 -0500
From: Brad Spengler <>
Subject: Re: Re: CVE-2016-8655 Linux af_packet.c race
 condition (local root)

4.8.12 doesn't have the fix included, despite being released on the same
day the commit was merged into net/ and despite the advance notice in
private via  It's currently in the net/ "stable" queue
which operates seperately from the rest of the kernel.  It'll be merged
whenever that process plays itself out.


On Wed, Dec 07, 2016 at 02:15:15PM +0100, Hanno B??ck wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm running kernel 4.8.12, which has the fix you pointed out included,
> however:
> > You can also run it with "crash" as the first argument to force a
> > panic.
> running your code with the "crash" parameter reliably panics this
> kernel.
> This doesn't seem right. Is this an incomplete or nonworking fix?
> -- 
> Hanno B??ck
> mail/jabber:
> GPG: FE73757FA60E4E21B937579FA5880072BBB51E42

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