fix prctl privilege escalation and suid_dumpable (CVE-2006-2451)

Based on a patch from Ernie Petrides

During security research, Red Hat discovered a behavioral flaw in core
dump handling. A local user could create a program that would cause a
core file to be dumped into a directory they would not normally have
permissions to write to. This could lead to a denial of service (disk
consumption), or allow the local user to gain root privileges.

Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
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