Attacker Value
Unknown
(1 user assessed)
Exploitability
Unknown
(1 user assessed)
User Interaction
None
Privileges Required
Low
Attack Vector
Local
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CVE-2016-5195

Disclosure Date: November 10, 2016
Exploited in the Wild
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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.”

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Technical Analysis

Reported as exploited in the wild as part of Google’s 2020 0day vulnerability spreadsheet they made available at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lkNJ0uQwbeC1ZTRrxdtuPLCIl7mlUreoKfSIgajnSyY/edit#gid=1869060786. Original tweet announcing this spreadsheet with the 2020 findings can be found at https://twitter.com/maddiestone/status/1329837665378725888

CVSS V3 Severity and Metrics
Base Score:
7.8 High
Impact Score:
5.9
Exploitability Score:
1.8
Vector:
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector (AV):
Local
Attack Complexity (AC):
Low
Privileges Required (PR):
Low
User Interaction (UI):
None
Scope (S):
Unchanged
Confidentiality (C):
High
Integrity (I):
High
Availability (A):
High

General Information

Exploited in the Wild

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