The KernelCare Update: The patch to fix CVE-2016-8655 exploit is here!

A new vulnerability CVE-2016-8655 in the Linux kernel was discovered yesterday 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.

KernelCare already fixes these affected kernels:

If you have KernelCare, it will bring your kernels up-to-date with these patches automatically, without a reboot.