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rPSA-2006-0122-2 kernel Jul 13 2006 08:28PM
Justin M. Forbes (jmforbes rpath com) (1 replies)
Linux Kernel 2.6.x PRCTL Core Dump Handling -- Simple workaround Jul 14 2006 02:50PM
Caveo Internet BV - Security (security caveo nl) (3 replies)
Re: Linux Kernel 2.6.x PRCTL Core Dump Handling -- Simple workaround Jul 14 2006 07:08PM
Hugo van der Kooij (hvdkooij vanderkooij org)
On Fri, 14 Jul 2006, Caveo Internet BV - Security wrote:

> The most easy way to stop this vulnerability is this by sepcifying the core
> dump location
>
> echo /root/core > /proc/sys/kernel/core_pattern
>
> This specifies /root as core dump location which makes it unavailable for
> the local user.

This would be just shifting problems. /root is usually not that big. So
you end up with a core dump filling up your root disk. Not a pretty sight
I might add.

Either disable coredumps or send them to a place with plenty of diskspace
left and protect that one from prying eyes.

Hugo.

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[ reply ]
Re: Linux Kernel 2.6.x PRCTL Core Dump Handling -- Simple workaround Jul 14 2006 06:36PM
Lukasz Trabinski (lukasz wsisiz edu pl) (1 replies)
Re: Linux Kernel 2.6.x PRCTL Core Dump Handling -- Simple workaround Jul 16 2006 10:11AM
Michal Zalewski (lcamtuf dione ids pl)
Re: Linux Kernel 2.6.x PRCTL Core Dump Handling -- Simple workaround Jul 14 2006 05:32PM
Michael Shigorin (mike osdn org ua)


 

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