[cifs-protocol] [MS-SMB2] allow read based on FILE_EXECUTE permission 
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From: Uri Simchoni [mailto:uri at samba.org]
Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2016 12:45 PM
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Subject: [MS-SMB2] allow read based on FILE_EXECUTE permission
This question concerns the right to read from a file opened with FILE_EXECUTE but without FILE_READ_DATA in the desired access mask.
According to [MS-SMB2] section section 188.8.131.52, about how to process a READ request:
If Open.GrantedAccess does not allow for FILE_READ_DATA, the request MUST be failed with STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED.
However, testing against Windows Server 2012R2 shows that if FILE_EXECUTE is granted instead of FILE_READ_DATA, the read is also allowed (I suppose this has to do with running executables...)
The attached tcpdump packet trace demonstrates that - in packet 22, EOF is returned instead of ACCESS_DENIED.
Can you please clarify?
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