access restrictions / sandbox

Stefan Dösinger stefan at
Thu Jul 5 10:38:39 CDT 2007

Am Donnerstag, 5. Juli 2007 16:03 schrieb Ioannis Nousias:
> Hello wine developers,
> I'm running Wine on Linux. Is there a way to restrict wine from
> accessing some folders and/or resources? Ideally have Wine restraint in
> its WINEPREFIX directory and configure what resources it could access
> (like network for instance).
Wine isn't a sandbox, and can't be used as one. The Windows App's code runs 
like any Linux native code, and thus it can call any Linux command. Most 
importantly, it can use Linux syscalls via int 0x80. So any security 
limitations imposed by Wine can be bypassed. You have to use things like 
chroot or a different user to restrict the Windows app.

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