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SIMP module checking Dirty Cow Vulnerability


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Version information

  • 1.0.5 (deleted)
  • 1.0.4 (latest)
  • 1.0.3
  • 1.0.2
released Nov 28th 2018
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2018.1.x, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 4.7.0 < 6.0.0
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Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'simp-dirtycow', '1.0.4'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add simp-dirtycow
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install simp-dirtycow --version 1.0.4

Direct download is not typically how you would use a Puppet module to manage your infrastructure, but you may want to download the module in order to inspect the code.

Tags: simp, dirtycow


simp/dirtycow — version 1.0.4 Nov 28th 2018

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  1. Overview
  2. Usage - The basics of getting started with simp-dirtycow
  3. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


In October 2016, a privilege escalation vulnerability was discovered in the Linux kernel. It has been given the name "Dirty Cow" and assigned a Common Vulnerability and Exposures (CVE) number CVE-2016-5195.

This module checks your running kernel to determine if it is vulnerable to Dirty Cow. A puppet notice is logged if it is vulnerable.


Add the following to Hiera:

include 'dirtycow'


Please see the SIMP Contribution Guidelines.

General developer documentation can be found on Confluence. Visit the project homepage on GitHub, chat with us on our HipChat, and look at our issues on JIRA.