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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 20:48:12 +0100
From: Tomas Hoger <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: oping allows the disclosure of 
 arbitrary file contents

On Mon, 16 Nov 2009 17:39:30 -0500 (EST) Josh Bressers wrote:

> > Does the RLIMIT_NPROC trick work against oping, or any setuid app
> > that calls setuid(getuid())?
> This should work for everything that calls setuid()
> I have a little bit about this here:

My previous web search did find that one.  Though set_user() doing
NPROC check is only called when new uid differs from current real uid
(so not called in setuid(getuid()) case).

Tomas Hoger / Red Hat Security Response Team

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