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Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 14:37:58 +0100
From: Salvatore Bonaccorso <>
Subject: Re: Re: CVE-2016-8655 Linux af_packet.c race
 condition (local root)

Hi Hanno,

On Wed, Dec 07, 2016 at 02:15:15PM +0100, Hanno Böck wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm running kernel 4.8.12, which has the fix you pointed out included,
> however:
> > You can also run it with "crash" as the first argument to force a
> > panic.
> running your code with the "crash" parameter reliably panics this
> kernel.
> This doesn't seem right. Is this an incomplete or nonworking fix?

The fix actually should not be included in 4.8.12. It is 

$ git describe --contains 84ac7260236a49c79eede91617700174c2c19b0c

Regards, hope this helps,

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