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Another kernel core dump security issue

Another kernel core dump security issue

Posted Dec 14, 2006 15:22 UTC (Thu) by beejaybee (guest, #1581)
Parent article: Another kernel core dump security issue

When is a core dump _not_ a security issue?

I mean, if it is possible to dump the kernel at all, surely it is at least theoretically possible to mount the file system with a different OS and pull the dump file apart - thereby possibly disclosing the memory of every process running at the time the core dump was executed.

Have I got the wrong end of the stick here?

BTW I do know that core dumps are near essential in a development environment!


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Another kernel core dump security issue

Posted Dec 14, 2006 16:14 UTC (Thu) by pflugstad (subscriber, #224) [Link]

Um, I think in this context core_dump refers to the core of the APPLICATION process, not the kernel., and I don't think any kernel data structures are included in this.

Another kernel core dump security issue

Posted Dec 19, 2006 5:08 UTC (Tue) by roelofs (guest, #2599) [Link]

That was my interpretation, too. I believe the kernel kind is more commonly referred to as a "crash dump."

Greg


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