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dirtycow exploit - a serious risk for us currently #37
Everyone who is maintaining a kernel in the project please consider patching your kernel ASAP and submitting a pull request.
It should apply mostly cleanly over the proper kernel major versions. Use
This is a serious issue because NetHunter kernels are almost always running in permissive due to the complication of injecting massive amounts of policies to cover the chroot. In permissive, this gives ANY android app limited root access to your device.
Example exploit: http://forum.xda-developers.com/v20/development/h918-recowvery-unlock-v20-root-shell-t3490594
People could take my exploit and change a few things to do much worse things than flash a recovery partition.
Safely patched kernels