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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] fs: introduce pipe-only dump mode suid_dumpable=3
On 06/22/2012 02:24 PM, Kees Cook wrote:
> When the suid_dumpable sysctl is set to "2", and there is no core
> dump pipe defined in the core_pattern sysctl, a local user can cause
> core files to be written to root-writable directories, potentially with
> user-controlled content. This means an admin can unknowningly reintroduce
> a variation of CVE-2006-2451.
> --- a/Documentation/sysctl/fs.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/sysctl/fs.txt
> @@ -167,12 +167,12 @@ or otherwise protected/tainted binaries. The modes are
> 1 - (debug) - all processes dump core when possible. The core dump is
> owned by the current user and no security is applied. This is
> intended for system debugging situations only. Ptrace is unchecked.
> -2 - (suidsafe) - any binary which normally would not be dumped is dumped
> - readable by root only. This allows the end user to remove
> - such a dump but not access it directly. For security reasons
> - core dumps in this mode will not overwrite one another or
> - other files. This mode is appropriate when administrators are
> - attempting to debug problems in a normal environment.
> +2 - (suidsafe) - no longer allowed (returns -EINVAL).

Random comment: a reference to the CVE might be good here.

GNU/Linux isn't: Linux=GPLv2, GNU=GPLv3+, they can't share code.
Either it's "mere aggregation", or a license violation. Pick one.

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