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@@ -25,6 +25,7 @@ Currently, these files are in /proc/sys/fs:
- inode-state
- overflowuid
- overflowgid
+- suid_dumpable
- super-max
- super-nr
@@ -131,6 +132,25 @@ The default is 65534.
+This value can be used to query and set the core dump mode for setuid
+or otherwise protected/tainted binaries. The modes are
+0 - (default) - traditional behaviour. Any process which has changed
+ privilege levels or is execute only will not be dumped
+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 adminstrators are
+ attempting to debug problems in a normal environment.
super-max & super-nr:
These numbers control the maximum number of superblocks, and