Raspberry Pi Foundation announced a few minutes ago, October 26, 2016, that a patched kernel is now available for the Debian-based Raspbian GNU/Linux distribution for Raspberry Pi devices to address the "Dirty COW" bug.
We believe that by now every single one of you is aware of the fact that a nasty security flaw was present in the Linux kernel and could have allowed a local attacker to gain administrative privileges (root access) on a vulnerable system. The flaw was patched recently by Linus Torvalds himself and the fix was pushed to almost all supported kernel branches, including Linux 4.8, 4.4, 4.1, 3.18, 3.16, 3.12, 3.10, and 3.2.
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