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Old 08-24-2004, 07:14 PM   #16
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Re: security risk

Assuming that the file does not belong to the user and that they have read access, what is to stop them from taking a copy of the file which now becomes theirs and changing the permissions so that it can be executed!

# ./helloworld
bash: ./helloworld: Permission denied

#cp helloworld helloworld_mine

#chmod 777 helloworld_mine

Hello World!
Old 08-26-2004, 03:35 PM   #17
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Exactly, tim1235


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