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Old 12-15-2010, 01:23 PM   #1
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directories a possible security problem?

I was just wondering wether a directory (I know thats just a special file) could be a security problem, as they have execute permissions? Could an exploit be attached to a directory. Has this ever happened?
Old 12-15-2010, 07:42 PM   #2
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The execute bit on a directory doesn't mean that it can be executed in the same way that a program can. It provides access to the contents of the files in the directory. There's some information here that may be useful.
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