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F5 Networks: K10558632 (CVE-2016-5195): Linux privilege-escalation vulnerability CVE-2016-5195

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F5 Networks: K10558632 (CVE-2016-5195): Linux privilege-escalation vulnerability CVE-2016-5195

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
10/21/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/16/2017
Modified
03/02/2020

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)

  • f5-big-ip-upgrade-latest

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