On October 19, 2016, a new vulnerability related to a race condition in the memory manager of the Linux Kernel was disclosed. This vulnerability could allow unprivileged, local users to gain write access to otherwise read-only memory mappings to increase their privileges on the system.

Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability.

For information about affected and fixed software releases, consult the Cisco bug IDs in the Vulnerable Products table.

This advisory is available at the following link:
http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20161026-linux
On October 19, 2016, a new vulnerability related to a race condition in the memory manager of the Linux Kernel was disclosed. This vulnerability could allow unprivileged, local users to gain write access to otherwise read-only memory mappings to increase their privileges on the system.

Cisco has released software updates that address this vulnerability.

For information about affected and fixed software releases, consult the Cisco bug IDs in the Vulnerable Products table.

This advisory is available at the following link:
http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20161026-linux

Security Impact Rating: Medium

CVE: CVE-2016-5195

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