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Re: [alpine-devel] CVE-2016-5195: Local privilege escalation exploit in Linux kernel

From: Natanael Copa <ncopa_at_alpinelinux.org>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:38:07 +0200

On Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:53:03 -0700
"Kevin M. Gallagher" <kevingallagher_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> Details:
>
> http://dirtycow.ninja/
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2016/10/19/860
>
> Proof of concept:
> https://github.com/dirtycow/dirtycow.github.io/blob/master/dirtyc0w.c
>
> I'm using Alpine Linux for a time-urgent and security-critical project
> happening this weekend, and would really like to see this fixed. However,
> I'm not familiar with aports or the way you build kernels in Alpine. Is
> anyone available to update the kernel in linux-grsec in the 3.4-stable
> branch and/or backport the patch, sometime soon?

Yes. Updated kernels will be available with an hour or two. At least
for edge and v3.4.

-nc


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