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Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:31:03 +0100
From: Luis Henriques <>
To: Wade Mealing <>
Subject: Re: Re: CVE-2016-5400 - linux kernel: denial of service in airspy USB driver.

Wade Mealing <> writes:

> Hit send too early,
> Upstream patch:

I believe the above commit isn't really related with CVE-2016-5400;
the following commit in mainline claims to fix this issue:

commit aa93d1fee85c890a34f2510a310e55ee76a27848
Author: James Patrick-Evans <>
Date:   Fri Jul 15 16:40:45 2016 +0100

    media: fix airspy usb probe error path


> 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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