Avoiding /etc/passwd and /etc/group scans

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Tue Oct 22 13:31:00 GMT 2002


On Tue, Oct 22, 2002 at 04:20:04PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Tue, Oct 22, 2002 at 03:47:31PM -0400, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
>>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>> The same person who chided me was indicating that setup.exe was somehow
>>> creating files that were incorrect or that cygwin was unable to execute
>>> files with .exe extensions.  I don't really understand what's going on.
>>
>>The "incorrect" may be from the absent -d 
>>I don't understand the non executable .ex, although an "ls -l" that
>>does not show the x is understandable.
>
>I guess I have to look at the code.  A file with a .exe extension is
>supposed to be executable by default.  It should even show up as -x.

Nope.  I was wrong.  If ntsec is active then it has complete control.

I sort of like this since it is like linux but since setup.exe won't
properly extract files with the executable bit turned on, I guess I
have to override this.

I guess I have to do the same thing for '#!' magic too, right?  Ugh.
There goes a big ntsec advantage.

cgf



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