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Security Vulnerability: Dirty Pipe attack (CVE-2022-0847)

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Security researcher found a vulnerability in the Linux pipe handling code, which can lead to local attackers overwrite any file that they have read access to, allowing privilege escalation.
The attack is possible due to two separate bugs, one introduced in Linux Kernel 4.9, and another introduced in the Linux Kernel 5.8.

SUSE Linux Enterprise products use Linux Kernels older than 5.8, so these are not exploitable by default.
Products based on Linux Kernel 4.12 and 5.3 will receive updates for the first bug referenced by this CVE.


As there is no workaround available, please install the updated kernel packages containing the fix. 
To install the respective patch, please use:

zypper patch --cve=CVE-2022-0847


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  • Document ID:000020603
  • Creation Date: 08-Mar-2022
  • Modified Date:08-Mar-2022
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