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Raspberry Pi Foundation Releases Patch to Fix “Dirty COW” Bug in Raspbian Linux

We believe that by now every single one of you is aware of the fact that there was nasty security flaw in the Linux kernel that could have allowed a local attacker to gain administrative priveledges (root access) on a vulnerable system, and was patched recently by Linus Torvalds himself and 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. And guess what, not only Linux desktops and servers or Android smartphones and tablets are affected by the issue, but any device that runs an operating system powered by the Linux kernel. Raspberry Pi devices have their own official GNU/Linux distribution called Raspbian and currently based on Debian GNU/Linux 8 “Jessie” (Debian Stable), which was patched upstream against the “Dirty COW” bug.