Via the eponymous Dan Goodin, writing at ArsTechnica, comes news of the latest flaw in Android, this time, based on DirtyCow code. Our take? Be prepared to mitigate this flaw ASAP. The timeline for exploit mitigation on Android? Unknown, due to the lack of established patch management planning by the major manufacturers.... Astonishing.
"Now that the Dirty Cow hole has been patched in the Linux kernel, it's only a matter of time until the fix makes its way into Android, too...." "Of course, that's not available for a large number of devices, mostly because of limitations set by manufacturers and carriers." - via ArsTechnica's Dan Goodin