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Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 22:18:38 +0200 (CEST)
From: Wojciech Purczynski <>
To: Dan Yefimov <>
Subject: Re: COSEINC Linux Advisory #1: Linux Kernel Parent Process Death
 Signal Vulnerability

> I'm not sure this is a real security issue. If some process has the same
> effective UID as the given one, the former can always send any signal to
> the latter. Thus the behaviour you described is IMHO normal.

It becomes a security issue whenever suid process drops user's UIDs.

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