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Linux Kernel Vulnerability

Original release date: October 21, 2016

US-CERT is aware of a Linux kernel vulnerability known as Dirty COW (CVE-2016-5195). Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT recommends that users and administrators review the Red Hat CVE Database, the Canoical Ubuntu CVE Tracker, and CERT Vulnerability Note VU#243144 for additional details, and refer to their Linux or Unix-based OS vendors for appropriate patches.

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