Dirty cow Linux kernel local privilege escalation vulnerability

October 24, 2016 Mikael Falkvidd

A Kernel Local Privilege Escalation vulnerability has been reported and designated CVE-2016-5195. The vulnerability has been given the nickname Dirty Cow.

To check if your server has a vulnerable kernel version, please use the tool provided at the Diagnose tab at https://access.redhat.com/security/vulnerabilities/2706661

Red Hat has not yet (as of 2016-10-24 11:00 CEST) released an updated kernel package.

For more details see https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-5195 whch also includes information on how to mitigate the problem before an update is available.