Linux Kernel Privilege Escalation Vulnerability (CVE-2022-0847) Alert

Linux Kernel Privilege Escalation Vulnerability (CVE-2022-0847) Alert

março 10, 2022 | Jie Ji


Recently, NSFOCUS CERT detected that a security researcher disclosed a local privilege escalation vulnerability (CVE-2022-0847) in the Linux kernel. Due to a flaw in the correct initialization of the copy_page_to_iter_pipe and push_pipe functions in the Linux kernel, an attacker can overwrite the data in any readable file by exploiting this vulnerability, thereby escalating ordinary user privileges to root privileges. Because the principle is similar to the CVE-2016-5195 Dirty Cow vulnerability, the author named this vulnerability “Dirty Pipe”, the CVSS score is 7.8, and the PoC has been released. Please take measures to protect it as soon as possible. NSFOCUS researcher has reproduced it immediately:

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Scope of Impact

Affected versions

  • 5.8 <= Linux kernel < 5.16.11
  • 5.8 <= Linux kernel < 5.15.25
  • 5.8 <= Linux kernel < 5.10.102

Unaffected version

  • Linux kernel = 5.16.11
  • Linux kernel = 5.15.25
  • Linux kernel = 5.10.102


Linux system users can check whether the current system is in the affected range by checking the version. The command to check the operating system version information is as follows:

cat /proc/version


Official upgrade

At present, the official kernel version has been upgraded to fix this vulnerability. Affected users are requested to update the version as soon as possible for protection. Official download link:

Redhat product download link:


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