Linux Kernel Zero-Day Privilege Escalation Vulnerability – CVE-2016-0728

By John Klimarchuk On January 20, 2016, a new Linux Kernel zero-day vulnerability was disclosed by Perception Point . The vulnerability has the potential to allow attackers to gain root on affected devices by running a malicious Android or Linux application. Our investigation is ongoing; however, at this time we have not identified any Cisco products as exploitable. Should this change, we will publish a Security Advisory on the Cisco Security Portal. Additional Background: The Linux Kernel Zero-Day vulnerability has been present in Linux kernel []

Source:: Cisco Security Notice