First Android Malware Found Exploiting Dirty COW Linux Flaw to Gain Root Privileges


Nearly a year after the disclosure of the Dirty COW vulnerability that affected the Linux kernel, cybercriminals have started exploiting the vulnerability against Android users, researchers have warned.

Publicly disclosed last year in October, Dirty COW was present in a section of the Linux kernel—a part of virtually every Linux distribution, including Red Hat, Debian, and Ubuntu—for years


Source: TheHackersNews First Android Malware Found Exploiting Dirty COW Linux Flaw to Gain Root Privileges