Users able to execute windows .exe though execute bit not set

Jim McDonough jmcd at
Tue Apr 1 17:57:27 GMT 2003

>Hmmm, I did some testing a week or so ago, and found that removing the
>execute permission from ACLs on the file (esp inherited ones) prevents
>Win2K from executing the file, although it does open the file for read
Doesn't happen for me.  It lets me execute a file for which I only have
read access...

Jim McDonough
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