CVE-2016-5195

2016-11-10T21:59:00
ID CVE-2016-5195
Type cve
Reporter cve@mitre.org
Modified 2020-02-17T16:15:00

Description

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."