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SubjectRe: Forking shell bombs
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On Maw, 2003-07-08 at 19:55, Charles Cazabon wrote:
> Ryan Underwood <nemesis-lists@icequake.net> wrote:
> >
> > [Fork bomb] and watch linux die. (2.4.21 stock)
>
> That's what per-user process limits are for. Doesn't matter if it's a
> shellscript or something else; any system without limits set is vulnerable.

In general turning on vm overcommit protection on a -ac tree should
be sufficient - per user limits are better

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