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Computer Security Vulnerability – Dirty COW (Dirty Copy-On-Write)

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The vulnerability called “Dirty Cow” exploits a mechanism called copy-on-write. It allows an attacker to gain privilege escalation on the Linux Kernel. The bug has been lurking in the Linux Kernel since version 2.6.22 (released in Sept 2007) and has been actively exploited, at least since Oct 2016. It is a race condition found in Linux….

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