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    Dirty COW Question

    I read this on Ubuntu's website:

    http://insights.ubuntu.com/2016/10/3...5QZyttemdBPSJ9

    It discusses "Dirty COW".

    I currently have Bash on Ubuntu on Windows, as well as a Linux-based router, switch, and a couple other home appliances (such as a DVR). Do I need to email the vendors to each of them and see if they have a security patch for "Dirty COW" for them?

    I don't have my Linux VM's rolled yet. Have to re-roll them under VMWare now that I've moved back to Windows (was on Parallels on my Mac).

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    Luckily it's a local attack, so keep remote access locked down and be careful about what apps you load.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Parker View Post
    Do I need to email the vendors to each of them and see if they have a security patch for "Dirty COW" for them?
    You mean like in 1999 every company in the known universe seemed to be asking for assurances in writing from the makers of the software they used that said software was Year-2000 compliant?

    Not this time round...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher
    You mean like in 1999 every company in the known universe seemed to be asking for assurances in writing from the makers of the software they used that said software was Year-2000 compliant?

    Not this time round...

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    Great to know. I do use remote access software but keep it locked down, so I should be OK.
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