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Dirty COW (CVE-2016-5195) is a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Linux Kernel

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What is the possible impact of dirtyc0w a.k.a. “Dirty COW” bug?

I heard about Dirty COW but couldn't find any decent writeup on the scope of the bug. It looks like the exploit can overwrite any non-writable file, which makes me guess that local root is possible ...