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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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