New Flavor of Dirty COW Attack Discovered, Patched

Dirty COW (designated as CVE-2016-5195) is a Linux vulnerability that was first disclosed to the public in October 2016. It was a serious privilege escalation flaw that allowed an attacker to gain root access on the targeted system. It was described as an “ancient bug” by Linus Torvalds and was…

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