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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1627 Serious dirty COW Linux vulnerability under attack
A nine-year-old Linux vulnerability that affects most of the major distributions has been recently used in public attacks. The flaw, nicknamed Dirty Cow because it lives in the copy-on-write (COW) feature in Linux, is worrisome because it can give a local attacker root privileges.

While the Linux kernel was patched on Wednesday, the major distributions are preparing patches. Red Hat, for example, told Threatpost that it has a temporary mitigation available through the kpatch dynamic kernel patching service that customers can receive through their support contact.
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#1627 Serious dirty COW Linux vulnerability under attack
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