Dirty COW – CVE-2016-5195

Introduction: A privilege escalation vulnerability in Linux Kernel has been discovered by Phil Pester. The bug has been in existence since version 2.6.22 which was released in 2007 and has been fixed on Oct 18  2016. The bug allows an unprivileged authenticated local user to gain write access to read only memory mappings. A number … Continue reading “Dirty COW – CVE-2016-5195”