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Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 11:55:11 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <>
CC: Josh Bressers <>,
        "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: CVE-2011-1479 (was Re: CVE request: kernel: inotify
 memory leak)

On 04/11/2011 11:32 AM, Eugene Teo wrote:
> On 11/24/2010 09:17 PM, Josh Bressers wrote:
>> ----- "Eugene Teo"<> wrote:
>>> Reported by Vegard Nossum, if inotify_init is unable to allocate a new
>>> file for the new inotify group we leak the new group.
>>> Reproducer: (this test case is
>>> only
>>> relevant if c44dcc56 (v2.6.34-rc1) is backported)
>>> Issue was introduced in 63c882a0 (v2.6.31-rc1).
>> Please use CVE-2010-4250
> A regression was found. We assigned it with CVE-2011-1479. Fix for it
> can be found at: More info here:

Repost just to make the subject clearer.

main(i) { putchar(182623909 >> (i-1) * 5&31|!!(i<7)<<6) && main(++i); }

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