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Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:51:16 +1000
From: Wade Mealing <>
Subject: Re: CVE-2016-5400 - linux kernel: denial of service in airspy USB driver.

Hit send too early,

Upstream patch:

Maintainer has yet to send to LKML.

On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 10:50 AM, Wade Mealing <> wrote:
> Hello All,
> A flaw was found in the linux kernel's implementation of the airspy
> USB device driver in which a leak was found when a subdev or SDR are
> plugged into the host.
> An attacker can create an targeted USB device which can emulate 64 of
> these devices. Then by emulating an additional device which
> continuously connects and disconnects, each connection attempt will
> leak memory which can not be recovered.
> This issue was assigned CVE-2016-5400.
> Wade Mealing
> Red Hat Product Security Team

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