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  Dirty Cow ! - 9 yo Linux security issue
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    PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:05 pm 
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Dirty COW (CVE-2016-5195) is a very dangerous privilege escalation vulnerability in the Linux Kernel that is NINE years old and revealed only now and already exploited since no one knows when.

Linus Torvadl, "creator' of Linux reckons he was aware of the issue and tried to correct it but finally dropped the attempts of fixing.

Watch your servers (but desktop computers under Linux too) and the incoming updates; not available on all Linux distributions still.

Article on Ars Technica ... e-exploit/



  Re: Dirty Cow ! - 9 yo Linux security issue
    PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:37 pm 
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Interesting ; Dirty Mem + Copy On Write threading association toward a kernel failure ...
That said, even 9 yo, it didn't expose any server/client to be escalated.
Such hole can be only used by tried average level users on public multiuser machines ;)

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