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DirtyCOW vulnerability in Linux systems - News / Security - EOAS Help Desk

Oct 25 2016

DirtyCOW vulnerability in Linux systems

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A vulnerability called the DirtyCOW has been disclosed for all Linux systems. The vulnerability is especially problematic for multi-user systems, which allows local-user accounts to gain escalated privileges for the affected system.  

This vulnerability has been assigned CVE-2016-5195.  We recommend applying the latest patches to your Linux machine.  A bulletin has also been created for this:


For more information on this vulnerability, please review the following links:

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