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Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2017 09:51:30 -0400 (EDT)
From: Vladis Dronov <>
Subject: Re: [CVE-2017-7533] kernel: inotify: a race between
 inotify_handle_event() and sys_rename()


1) We would like to make an additional announcement that an important part of this flaw
research was conducted by Leilei Lin <> of Alibaba Group, who
developed the initial patches:

2) Unfortunately, the wording "in the wild" in this announcement is probably incorrect.
The mentioned exploit was developed by the flaw researchers and we are not aware of it
being available publicly or used by a wider audience. We are sorry for this misinformation.

Best regards,
Vladis Dronov | Red Hat, Inc. | Product Security Engineer

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