Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux-snapdragon vulnerability (USN-3106-4) (Dirty COW)
High Nessus Plugin ID 94158
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that a race condition existed in the memory manager of the Linux kernel when handling copy-on-write breakage of private read-only memory mappings. A local attacker could use this to gain administrative privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected linux-image-4.4-snapdragon package.