PRESS: run windows viruses with wine ...
David D. Hagood
wowbagger at sktc.net
Thu Jan 27 17:43:33 CST 2005
On 01/27/2005 03:03 PM, Troy Rollo wrote:
> Even if they don't run Outlook Express, with Linux 2.6 there is a facility to
> have the kernel recognise foreign executable file formats and run them by
> means of another executable. If used to run Wine executables (and somebody
> on /. yesterday indicated they had done this), it makes Windows executables
> as easy to run as native Linux executables ("program.exe" works just as well
> as "wine program.exe" in such a case).
Yes, but then the kernel will only execute the file IF it has execute
permissions - so when the worm drops BackOriface.exe on your drive and tries to
run it, it won't as it won't have had the +x bit set.
And a worm smart enough to realize it is running under Wine and able to make the
syscall to set the +x bit probably will be smart enough to get a native
executable for the infection.
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