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Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:57:49 -0500
From: Tyler Hicks <>
Cc: "" <>
Subject: Re: information about pwn2own Kernel problem

This issue is no longer embargoed and I've just sent some details to
this list:

The upstream kernel was affected and fixes have been committed.


On 03/22/2017 05:19 PM, Dave Null wrote:
> I was wondering this myself. I'm not sure if ZDI does any variant
> investigation when they pick up a bug. Really hoping this doesn't jump from
> a distro related problem to a Linux problem.
> -noid
> Crypto:
> None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are
> free - Goethe
> --
> On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 1:54 PM, Luedtke, Nicholas (HPE Linux Security) <
>> wrote:
>> On 3/22/2017 2:21 PM, Tyler Hicks wrote:
>>> ZDI disclosed the information to the Ubuntu Security team a little less
>>> than 48 hours ago.
>>> The Ubuntu Kernel team has triaged the issue and came up with a
>>> potential fix. That fix is undergoing internal review and I'll be
>>> disseminating it via the usual channels once that is complete.
>>> Tyler
>> Is this an Ubuntu specific issue? Or does it affect the upstream kernels
>> as well?
>> --
>> Nicholas Luedtke
>> HPE Linux Security, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

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