Red Hat Security Advisory

I received a Red Hat Security Advisory pertaining to a race condition that was found in the way the Linux kernel’s memory subsystem handled the copy-on-write. Although this is a local user exploit it draws up the question, what is the turn-a-round time Digital Ocean will provide a kernel available to us when these exploit notifications are released?


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As far as I know, you are able to upgrade kernel to newer one which have it fixed. Even on DigitalOcean.

On day COW was disclosured, DigitalOcean published tutorial with steps needed to protect your Droplet. You can read it in How To Protect Your Server Against the Dirty COW Linux Vulnerability. It have steps for both Ubuntu/Debian and CentOS.

I hope you meant on this, sorry if I misunderstood the question