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    SubjectRe: Core dumps and being root
    > Doesn't this open a huge security hole?  Right now, a user can do the
    > following:
    > ln -s some_other_file core
    > ./command_that_dumps_core
    > and get a core dump in some_other_file.
    > Now, suppose root can dump core. Then if there is a link from core to, say,
    > /etc/passwd, strategically located, and root dumps core in that directory...
    > I don't think there is a problem if root core dumps were always placed in
    > /root/core, or some other "safe" location. But not the current directory.

    Core dumps shouldnt follow symbolic links is a completely seperate issue
    and just as relevant for non setuid programs. Think about /tmp/core

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