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Date: Tue, 5 May 2015 12:56:21 -0700
From: Tavis Ormandy <>
Subject: Re: Problems in automatic crash analysis frameworks

On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 12:37 PM, Florian Weimer <> wrote:
> On 05/05/2015 09:01 PM, Tavis Ormandy wrote:
>> On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 5:17 AM, Florian Weimer <> wrote:
>>> On 04/23/2015 09:10 PM, Florian Weimer wrote:
>>>> On 04/17/2015 09:16 PM, Florian Weimer wrote:
>>>>> A quick update on the abrt situation.
>>>> Another update.  We now have a public tracking bug listing the issues:
>>>>   <>
>>> There is a public build (against EPEL7) of the consolidated fixes,
>>> available as a Copr repository:
>>>   <>
>>> This also includes the consolidated fixes.
>>> At this stage, we'd appreciate additional comments/reviews.
>> Thanks Florian, this looks great. I'm just looking at the new ccpp, Is
>> it intentional that os-release and so on are still copied from the
>> process root?
> Thanks for taking a look.  Have you downloaded the Copr builds?
> In 0092-ccpp-do-not-read-data-from-root-directories.patch for abrt, the
> root directory argument for dd_create_basic_files is changed to NULL,
> which means that the copying inside dd_create_basic_files will not
> happen (although the code is still around).  As far as I can tell, this
> patch is also applied in the build.  Is there some other copying
> operation I'm missing?

No, you're correct, I was just reading the code and didn't see rootdir
was always NULL, oops.

I'll take a look at the other changes.


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