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Description of problem:
The ptrace security fixes were discovered to be buggy: they prevent ptrace()ing
a process which has called setuid().
This makes it very difficult, for instance, to debug an Apache httpd server.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. service httpd start
2. ps axf # and find an httpd child
3. strace -p <thepid>
Actual Results: attach: ptrace(PTRACE_ATTACH, ...): Operation not permitted
Expected Results: normal strace output.
This was fixed in some of the kernel updates for RHL, e.g. kernel-2.4.20-13.9
fixed for U3
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