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Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 11:03:03 -0400
From: "Michael K. Johnson" <>
Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: inotify local DoS

On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 02:27:36PM +0800, Eugene Teo wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 1:41 AM, Michael K. Johnson <> wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 08:39:33PM -0400, Steven M. Christey wrote:
> [...]
> > In the 2.6.27.y stable releases, this affects and earlier.
> > In the 2.6.28.y stable releases, this affects and earlier.
> The problem occurs between upstream commits 16dbc6c96163 and 3632dee2f8b8.

Thanks, Eugene!  More interpretation for those looking at various
kernel versions for those changes:

16dbc6c96163 was introduced between 2.6.27-rc8 and 2.6.27-rc9, so
2.6.26 and earlier are not affected.   The change represented by
16dbc6c96163 was also not imported into the 2.6.26.y stable release
tree during its lifetime, so no 2.6.26.y releases are affected either.

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