OS-LINUX -- Snort has detected traffic targeting vulnerabilities in a Linux-based operating system. This does not include browser traffic or other software on the OS, but attacks against the OS itself.
OS-LINUX Linux kernel madvise race condition attempt
Race condition in mm/gup.c in the Linux kernel 2.x through 4.x before 4.8.3 allows local users to gain privileges by leveraging incorrect handling of a copy-on-write (COW) feature to write to a read-only memory mapping, as exploited in the wild in October 2016, aka "Dirty COW." Impact: CVSS base score 7.8 CVSS impact score 5.9 CVSS exploitability score 1.8 confidentialityImpact HIGH integrityImpact HIGH availabilityImpact HIGH Details: Ease of Attack:
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Talos research team. This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology. For more information see [nvd].
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