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New vulnerability discovered - the fix for CVE-2016-8655 for CloudLinux OS 7 is here with KernelCare

New vulnerability discovered - the fix for CVE-2016-8655 for CloudLinux OS 7 is here with KernelCare

The patch for CloudLinux OS 7 is here if you are running KernelCare. Fixed CloudLinux OS 7 kernel is coming soon. CloudLinux OS 5 & 6 are not affected.

A new vulnerability CVE-2016-8655 in the Linux kernel was discovered by Philip Pettersson. It is a race-condition in Linux (net/packet/af_packet.c) that can be exploited to gain kernel code execution from unprivileged processes. This exploit may lead to a privilege escalation, cause a denial of service attacks (server crash) and information leaks, give the ability to run codes with administrative privileges, and much more.

  • The patch for fixing the CVE-2016-8655 issue in CloudLinux OS 7 is now available using KernelCare.
  • We are working on releasing CloudLinux 7 kernel that fixes the issue soon.
  • CloudLinux OS 5 & 6 are NOT affected.

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