Debian Versions No Longer Vulnerable For Dirty Cow


Debian versions no longer vulnerable for Dirty Cow.

Dirty Cow (CVE-2016-5195) is a 11 year old bug first discovered by Linus Torvalds, but not remedied recently in most Linux versions, including Debian.

The problem has existed since 2007, after Linus fixed the problem, and was landed by another in later version.

A local user can use this error to gain write access ... and thereby increase their privileges on the system. Only earlier versions of Debian wheezy 3.2.78-1 are vulnerable.

The following Debian versions have fixed this problem:

  • jessie 3.16.43-2 updated
  • jessie (security) 3.16.43-2 + deb8u2 updated
  • stretch 4.9.30-2 updated
  • stretch (security) 4.9.30-2 + deb9u2 updated

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