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Dirty COW, an Exploit in the Linux Kernel, is Now Being Abused on Android by ZNIU

Dirty COW (Dirty Copy-On-Write), or CVE-2016-5195, is a 9-year-old Linux bug that was discovered in October last year. It is one of the most serious bugs to have ever been found within the Linux kernel, and now malware dubbed ZNIU has been found in the wild. The bug was patched in the December 2016 security update, but...

9 Year Old Linux Kernel bug dubbed ‘Dirty Cow’ can Root every version of Android

Despite the fact that tens of thousands of users actively pore over the Linux kernel source code actively looking for security flaws, it's not unheard of for serious bugs to go unnoticed. After all, though the chances of missing something incredibly serious are lowered by having more eyes auditing the code, we're all still human...