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Oracle Linux: (CVE-2016-5195) (Multiple Advisories): kernel security and bug fix update

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Oracle Linux: (CVE-2016-5195) (Multiple Advisories): kernel security and bug fix update

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
01/22/2020

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)

  • oracle-linux-upgrade-dtrace-modules
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-abi-whitelists
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-debug
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-debug-devel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-devel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-doc
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-firmware
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-headers
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-pae
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-pae-devel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-tools
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-tools-libs
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-tools-libs-devel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-uek
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-uek-debug
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-uek-debug-devel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-uek-devel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-uek-doc
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-uek-firmware
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-xen
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-xen-devel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-ocfs2
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-oracleasm
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-perf
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-python-perf

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