Dirty COW Red Hat/CentOS patches released

Patches to fix the Dirty COW┬ávulnerability have been released by Red Hat and CentOS for RHEL/CentOS. The patch is presented as a kernel upgrade and should be applied as soon as possible. You can read more about this patch on Red Hat’s website.

To patch your server, simply run the following command:

yum install kernel

After the kernel is installed, reboot your server. Once your server comes back online, you can confirm the patched kernel is now running with the following command:

uname -r

For RHEL/CentOS 6 systems, you should see “2.6.32-642.6.2.el6” from the output of the command.

For RHEL/CentOS 7 systems, you should see “3.10.0-327.36.3.el7” from the output of the command.

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