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SCP6-841 : Security Advisory - linux - CVE-2016-5195

Created: Oct 24, 2016    Updated: Dec 3, 2018
Resolved Date: Oct 24, 2016
Previous ID: LIN6-11877
Found In Version:
Fix Version:
Severity: Severe
Applicable for: Wind River Linux 6
Component/s: Kernel


A race condition was found in the way Linux kernel's memory subsystem
handled breakage of the read only private mappings COW situation on
write access.

An unprivileged local user could use this flaw to gain
write access to otherwise read only memory mappings and thus increase
their privileges on the system.


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