User Privileges Escalation In Linux Kernel

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Decription: Linux Kernel Copy-on-Write Memory Management Race Condition Lets Local Users Obtain Elevated Privileges

A local user can a race condition in the kernel memory subsystem in the management of copy-on-write operations on read-only memory mappings to overwrite kernel memory and gain kernel-level privileges.

This vulnerability is being actively exploited.

Some demonstration exploit code is listed at:

Recommended action: The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

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