The critical Linux vulnerability is exploited on Android 1 year after coming to light.
The bug has been found in malware designed to root and install backdoors into Android handsets.
Trend Micro is reporting that the Dirty Cow Linux exploit has been used by Android malware for the first time, with most infections occurring in China and India.
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Caitlyn Jenner and Kris Jenner have called a truce – so that they both can make MORE MONEY. The once happily married couple has endured a stormy relationship airing their dirty laundry since former Olympic athlete, Bruce Jenner, became a woman. But now that her show I Am Cait has been cancelled the 67-year-old wants Read More
New Zealand is proud of its share of worldwide dairy export; it has 6 million of the world's 271 million dairy cows, which is substantial given that the human population is only 4.5 million. The government and dairy industry congratulate themselves on their reputation, but the dark side of dairy is increasingly unsettling people. Show More Summary
The bug is one of almost a dozen of critical vulnerabilities included in the last security patch of the year.
Recently a very serious vulnerability in the Linux kernel, the so-called Dirty COW, was reported. A nine-year-old critical vulnerability which has been discovered in virtually all versions of the Linux operating system is actively being exploited in the wild. Show More Summary
Samsung has beaten Google to fixing the serious Linux Dirty Cow flaw, which also affects nearly all Android devices.
A patch to the high-severity "Dirty COW" vulnerability in the Linux kernel, that also affects all Android devices, missed the November deadline for Google's monthly security updates. This means the patch may not arrive at least until December.
Linux users already got a fix for "Dirty Cow." Android users aren't so fortunate.
The recent Dirty COW vulnerability (CVE-2016-5195) highlighted the need for zero-downtime updates - this was a vulnerability that has been present in the Linux kernel for many years, was actively being exploited and could result in a system being easily compromised. Show More Summary
Last week, a nine-year old bug was uncovered in the Linux kernel that can give attackers root-level access to machines running the Linux operating system. Because the vulnerability is related to how the kernel handles copy-on-write memory, it has been dubbed ‘Dirty COW’. Show More Summary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xdMteqm994 The Dirty Cow vulnerability dates back to code included in the Linux kernel in 2007, and it can be trivially weaponized into an easy-to-run exploit that allows user-space programs to execute as root, meaning that attackers can take over the entire device by getting their targets to run apps without administrator privileges. (more…)
Last week a serious Linux kernel vulnerability, CVE-2016-5195, nicknamed Dirty COW was announced. This was a longstanding bug and affected most kernels that are running and was actively being exploited to escalate privileges on real Linux systems. Show More Summary
"You spat in my face, you dirty cow!"
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With attacks in the wild reported, you need to fix this Linux bug as soon as possible.
We’ve heard a lot about how stuffing cows full of antibiotics is accelerating the superbug apocalypse . That alone should convince us to stop, but if you needed more evidence, here’s another dirty secret: antibiotics could be making cows gassier and boosting their contribution to global warming. Read more...
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