[Wine] [Wine 1.3] Access to "/" for Windows Applications

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Thu Aug 19 20:47:47 CDT 2010

Lastcoder wrote:
> DaVince wrote:
>> ..
>> Since you removed Z:, You shouldn't be able to select one of these files and then open or save it under that name. If you can, then we have a problem.
> yeah .. it's possible to RENAME or DELETE the files ! Just tested it with some Windows tools - the windows' open file dialog that is used by most applications natively supports a context menu for file operation like rename or delete .. and that works ! it is not as dangerous as reading the files but seen from this angle not much behind ... 
> IMHO it is okay if people want windows applications running with wine to see and handle their files but for reasons of security default wine configuration should deny every kind of file or directory access out of whatever is linked to windows drives like "C:" ...
This has been discussed, at length, in the Wine Development mailing 
list.  This does not sound like a bug, but you are free to research that 
mailing list prior to posting any additional information/comments.

James McKenzie

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