The Dirty Pipe Vulnerability

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A new Linux vulnerability known as 'Dirty Pipe' allows local users to gain root privileges through publicly available exploits.

Today,7th March 2022, security researcher Max Kellermann responsibly disclosed the 'Dirty Pipe' vulnerability and stated that it affects Linux Kernel 5.8 and later versions, even on Android devices.


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LOL We overlapped. I mention the timeline in the other thread. Yeah, the timeline confuses me. If you follow the security releases, they're often fixed in a matter of days - depending on severity. This one was almost a full year.

But, I think I am making sense of it now... They didn't realize it was exploitable at first. I'm gonna see if I can find the first bug report.
 
Yeah, that's what it appears to be. The bug came in and it wasn't until almost a year later that they realized it could be exploited.

Which makes me wonder...

Did *anyone else* realize it was exploitable before that?
 

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