Monday , May 1 2017
Home / TECHNOLOGY / Dirty Cow Linux Kernel Vulnerability

Dirty Cow Linux Kernel Vulnerability

dirty-cow-linux-kernel-exploit

What is Dirty Cow?
Dirty Cow is the name given to a new linux vulnerability in all versions of the Linux operating system. If left unpatched can allow attackers to gain root access to your server.

What Linux operating system versions are affected?
Centos 6.x
Centos 7.x
Debian
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 16.04

How do I fix it?
To patch you need to update your Linux kernel to the latest version and reboot the server. Before applying the patch note down your current kernel version with the following command.

$ uname -a
$ uname -mrs

Run the following commands to update your server.

Debian/Ubuntu
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
$ sudo reboot

Centos
$ yum install kernel kernel-devel kernel-firmware kernel-headers
$ reboot

Once you reboot your server ensure it’s running the new kernel by running the following command.
$ uname -a
$ uname -r
$ uname -mrs

NOTE: If you cannot do this yourself contact your webhost.

About Kwame Anane

Blogger & Website developer | C.E.O of Hitzgh Media | For any suggestion or article publication email to invisible@hitzgh.com. Thank you for reading my blog post & come back for more.

Check Also

NEW Method To Bypass Samsung FRP (2017)

Recently I published a post on Samsung FRP Bypass. as of that time it was …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *