F5 Networks BIG-IP : Linux privilege-escalation vulnerability (K10558632) (Dirty COW)
High Nessus Plugin ID 97306
SynopsisThe remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.
DescriptionRace 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.' (CVE-2016-5195)
SolutionUpgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K10558632.