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Old 10-22-2016, 10:30 AM   #1
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Dirty Cow


I have read on the BBC news site
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37728010
that Linux is vulnerable to the "Dirty Cow exploit"
I am using Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa. I have not been able to verify whether my system has been patched or not.

Does anyone know if we are safe or not & if not what should we be doing.
 
Old 10-22-2016, 10:42 AM   #2
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Some extra information I am running Kernel version 3.19.0-32
 
Old 10-22-2016, 10:53 AM   #3
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why not build yourself a 4.X.X kernel then install it?
 
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Mint instructions.
 
Old 10-22-2016, 11:31 AM   #5
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I am not sure how to install a new kernel, can anyone help with that please. Will a new kernel have the appropriate patch in it to protect against this Dirty Cow thing ?
 
Old 10-22-2016, 11:47 AM   #6
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I am not sure how to install a new kernel, can anyone help with that please. Will a new kernel have the appropriate patch in it to protect against this Dirty Cow thing ?
Read the instructions at the link I posted.
 
Old 10-22-2016, 12:41 PM   #7
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Sorry Habitual I missed that link, I will take a look.Many thanks
 
Old 10-22-2016, 01:05 PM   #8
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Upgraded to kernel 4.4.0-45 now so hopefully I will be safe from the exploit
 
Old 10-22-2016, 03:56 PM   #9
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Upgraded to kernel 4.4.0-45 now so hopefully I will be safe from the exploit
4.4.0-22 here. And it was/is painless.
 
  


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