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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1778 Dirty COW vulnerability patched in Android security bulletin
The Dirty Cow vulnerability lived in Linux for close to a decade, and while it was patched in October in the kernel and in Linux distributions, Android users had to wait for more than a month for their fix.

Today, Google included a patch for CVE-2016-5195 in the monthly Android Security Bulletin, the final one for 2016. The Dirty Cow patch is one of 11 critical vulnerabilities, all of which are in the Dec. 5 patch level; a separate Dec. 1 patch level was also released today that included patches for 10 high-severity vulnerabilities.

In last month’s bulletin, Google partially addressed Dirty Cow with a supplemental firmware update for Nexus and Pixel handsets, while Samsung was the lone handset maker to release a patch in November.
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#1778 Dirty COW vulnerability patched in Android security bulletin
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