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Kernel Local Privilege Escalation (CVE-2016-5195, a.k.a. “DirtyCOW”)

A veryserious 0-day Linux kernel vulnerability was discovered and disclosed. What is the CVE-2016-5195? CVE-2016-5195 is the official reference to this bug. CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) is the Standard for Information Security Vulnerability Names maintained by MITRE. Why is it called the Dirty COW bug? “A race condition was found in the way the […]

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