[Wine] Re: Wine and security, keeping viruses contained
wineforum-user at winehq.org
Sat May 3 11:34:18 CDT 2008
> Hello everybody, I think Wine is a great project. I am still new to linux (running Ubuntu, for that matter) but I have started to delve into rights management and security, so I have a question concerning the setup of Wine: Is it really advisable to link so many of may Linux home folders to the simulated Windows environment? If a windows virus deploys within the simulation and tries to delete *.doc files, for example - a lot of such viruses exist - then it could do so within my home directory on the Linux side, correct?
Yes. Anything your user can do Wine can so does any program running on Wine.
> How can I switch this off, and should I do it? Is this dangerous or not?
You can do that in winecfg by un-checking "link" check-box. And removing mapping for the Z: drive. However this will not stop Wine from accessing the entire disk - everything your user can.
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