I was wondering if there is a possibility to exploit the CVE-2016-5195 vulnerability on Android?

Since Android runs on linux kernel, I would expect the answer to be yes. Yet, I was not able to find any mentions online.

EDIT: This question was marked as duplicate, however, I would like to keep it, so that it is focused on the impact on Android, rather than general impact of the vulnerability.

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    – Aidan
    Oct 22, 2016 at 15:23
  • If you have a more specific question(s) about Dirty COW on Android you could ask that, but as it stands now this question is completely covered by the duplicate in my opinion.
    – Anders
    Oct 24, 2016 at 15:34

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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/oct/21/dirty-cow-linux-vulnerability-found-after-nine-years (near the end of the article) seems to say its a YES.

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