Re: [PATCH] [3/3] Support piping into commands in/proc/sys/kernel/core_pattern

From: Arjan van de Ven
Date: Fri Aug 18 2006 - 07:59:47 EST

On Fri, 2006-08-18 at 10:29 +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > But still. Is this code secure?
> Any auditing from third parties appreciated.
> I don't know of any obvious flaws (at least assuming the pipe handler
> isn't insecure code), but then I'm biased.

one angle is... is the userspace handler trusted code by root? Or is it
allowed to be per user/user defined binary? In the later case there are
all kinds of DoS scenarios possible; in the former it's root doing that
to himself ;)

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