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Kali Linux Cookbook - Second Edition by Bob Perciaccante, Corey P. Schultz

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DirtyCOW privilege escalation for Linux

In this recipe, we will use DirtyCOW to exploit Linux.

We will use Metasploit with the DirtyCOW vulnerability to provide privilege escalation. Dirty Copy-On-Write (DirtyCOWwas recently discovered and was a major vulnerability as it went for several years without being recognized and patched. DirtyCOW is a privilege escalation bug that exploits a race condition in the copy on write function. 

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