Wine securityflaw.

Greg Turner gmturner007 at
Thu Oct 31 09:00:56 CST 2002

On Thursday 31 October 2002 08:10 am, Raul Dias wrote:
> My $0.02,
> A way to make it more secure is to catch key API calls and decide if
> the application is allowed to run it or not.

not a bad idea.

> Wine could implement a clean Security Layer: YES

Clean, perhaps, but secure?  That depends on what you are trying to 
achieve: since the unix API is available to apps running under wine, 
such measures will only secure applications which don't specifically 
check for wine and circumvent its api-level security measures.

So, for example, this could be used to protect a system against security 
flaws in Internet Exploder or Outlook... but a malicious virus writer 
could work around winapi-based security provisions, as discussed 
earlier in this thread.


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