Wine securityflaw: Protect against root

Andreas Mohr andi at
Sun Oct 27 09:31:31 CST 2002

On Sun, Oct 27, 2002 at 07:51:01AM -0600, David D. Hagood wrote:
> I would ALSO suggest that wine check the execute bit on the application 
> being run - the recent incident with Klez running under Wine would not 
> have happened (I think) if wine would not run that which is not marked 
> with the -X bit (unless, again, a command line parameter is supplied, 
> and a warning dialog is confirmed).
Broken idea. This would stop any and all installers, as they first extract a
compressed archive and then invoke *further* install helper programs.
Windows is not Unix, period. That's why mapping to the X bit really doesn't
make sense IMHO.

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