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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-5195: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-757)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-5195: Security patch for kernel (ALAS-2016-757)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
11/10/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/10/2016
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

Race condition in mm/gup.c in the Linux kernel 2.x through 4.x before 4.8.3 allows local users to gain privileges by leveraging incorrect handling of a copy-on-write (COW) feature to write to a read-only memory mapping, as exploited in the wild in October 2016, aka "Dirty COW."

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-kernel

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