|author||Jann Horn <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2015-09-09 15:38:30 -0700|
|committer||Linus Torvalds <email@example.com>||2015-09-10 13:29:01 -0700|
fs: Don't dump core if the corefile would become world-readable.
On a filesystem like vfat, all files are created with the same owner and mode independent of who created the file. When a vfat filesystem is mounted with root as owner of all files and read access for everyone, root's processes left world-readable coredumps on it (but other users' processes only left empty corefiles when given write access because of the uid mismatch). Given that the old behavior was inconsistent and insecure, I don't see a problem with changing it. Now, all processes refuse to dump core unless the resulting corefile will only be readable by their owner. Signed-off-by: Jann Horn <firstname.lastname@example.org> Acked-by: Kees Cook <email@example.com> Cc: Al Viro <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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