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Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2016 07:57:36 +0200
From: Greg KH <>
Subject: Re: Re: linux kernel do_blockdev_direct_IO invalid
 memory access

On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 12:27:08PM -0400, wrote:
> > BUG: KASAN: wild-memory-access on address 0005080000000000
> >
> > 
> >   int fd = open("./hurrdurr", O_APPEND|O_RDWR|0x40);
> >   fcntl(fd, 4, 0x44000, 0, 0, 0);
> >   fallocate(fd, 0, 0x21, 0xafa6);
> >   sendfile(fd, fd, &offset, 0x800);
> Use CVE-2016-8601.

That was fast, and pointless, as the bug has never been in a -rc kernel
release, and is currently fixed in Linus's tree.

So please mark this CVE as "unused" or however you withdraw a CVE, as it
doesn't affect anyone.


greg k-h

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