Subject: Re: savecore.
To: None <>
From: Wolfgang Solfrank <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/18/1996 15:11:40
> should savecore(8) do a umask(02) before writing any files, to ensure
> that users won't be able to read kernels anyway?  theoretically, they
> shouldn't be able to get into /var/crash ...

Huh?  umask(2) will prevent your coredumps only from being world-writable.
To prevent them from being world-accessable at all use umask(7).
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