|Number of vulnerabilities||1|
|CVE ID|| CVE-2016-5195
|CWE ID|| CWE-362
|Public exploit||This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.|
|Vulnerable software versions||
Linux kernel 2.6.9
Linux kernel 126.96.36.199
Linux kernel 2.6.8
|Vendor URL||Linux Foundation|
The vulnerability allows a local user to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
The weakness is due to race condition in the kernel memory subsystem in the management of copy-on-write operations on read-only memory mappings that lets attackers to overwrite kernel memory and gain kernel-level privileges.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in gaining of root privileges on the vulnerable system.
Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.
Update to version 4.9-rc2.