PRESS: run windows viruses with wine ...
hijinio at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 27 15:45:30 CST 2005
--- Francois Gouget <fgouget at free.fr> wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Jan 2005, Hiji wrote:
> > Here's something to add into the mix...
> > I'm not quite sure how other Linux distros work,
> > Sun's JDS mounts any Windows partitions under
> > /windows/[drive letter] . IIRC, Wine makes drive
> > the root. So, a virus theoretically could go
> > each drive, eventually hit Z drive, and then from
> > there, get to the Windows partitions -- that is,
> > the partitions are Fat32, it can do damage.
> It seems you're just repeating what Mike Hearn said
> and ignoring what he
> and I said about non-root users not necessarily
> having write access to
> the Windows partition. It's a bit irritating because
> that last part is
> exactly what I was trying to pointing out.
> Apparently I failed :-(
> Now you may have been confused by the fat32 thing.
> But under Linux if
> you mount a fat32 partition with all defaults then
> only root can write
> to it. If you want other users to have write to it,
> then you have to
> use the appropriate mount options to set the umask,
> user and group just
> Do man mount and look for uid, gid and umask in the
> 'Mount options for
> fat' section.
No need to get irritated. I did read the posts, and
was reconfirming the topic about Z drive. My
appologies as I probably wasn't as clear as I should
have been. So, let me elaborate.
Sun's JDS R2 (based on a hybrid of Suse 8.1/8.2 --
essentially Suse SLEC) is marketed and created for the
basic end-user. Essentially, someone who doesn't know
anything about Linux, but needs the basics of an
office setting: word processing, email client,
That said, the JDS does a lot of stuff for you. By
default, it automounts windows partitions so basically
anyone can write to them (root or not). In this case,
with this specific distro, a virus would have write
access to that partition. I don't mount anything, the
Not only that, chances are that a general JDS user out
there in the real world wouldn't know where to start
to change permissions ... much less know what "man"
Hope that helps!
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