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What is setid in coreadm ?

Posted on 2009-05-02
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Last Modified: 2013-12-27
Hi, I would like to know what is setid in coreadm? If I enable them then does it mean any process whose euid is root would create core file incase of abnormal termination ?
hello@sun10$coreadm | grep setid
      global setid core dumps: disabled
 per-process setid core dumps: disabled

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Question by:beer9
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Brian Utterback earned 1000 total points
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Normally, when a setuid program crashes, it does not create a core file because of security reasons. If these opetion in coreadm are set, then setuid (or setgid for that matter) programs will produce a core file, but it will be owned by root and only readable by root.

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Thank you blu :-)

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