The suid_dumpable support in Linux kernel 2.6.13 up to versions before
188.8.131.52, and 2.6.16 before 184.108.40.206, allows a local user to cause a
denial of service (disk consumption) and possibly gain privileges via
the PR_SET_DUMPABLE argument of the prctl function and a program that
causes a core dump file to be created in a directory for which the
user does not have permissions.
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