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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] core_pattern: cleaned up repost/continuing post of core_pattern enhancements
    Neil Horman wrote:
    > On Sun, Jul 29, 2007 at 06:40:43PM +0800, Eugene Teo wrote:
    >> Neil Horman wrote:
    [...]
    >> You may want to improve your patches with style-related changes, including
    >> removing trailing spaces, using tabs instead of spaces, and defining pointers
    >> like char *ptr instead of char * ptr.
    >>
    > I assume this is just a general comment, since as far as I can see, I've
    > followed those guidelines.

    Please see the next few emails.

    >> Also, it is probably good to think how we can "drop privileges" while piping
    >> the core dump output to an external program. A malicious user can potentially
    >> use it as a possible backdoor since anything that is executed by "|program" will
    >> be executed with root privileges.
    >>
    > It was my understanding that apport already did this.

    I haven't looked at apport yet, but are you talking about the userspace portion of
    apport or the kernel changes in the Ubuntu kernel?

    Eugene
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