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

David Brodbeck DavidB at
Tue Apr 1 21:47:52 GMT 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim McDonough [mailto:jmcd at]

> The unix "x" bit is a perfectly 
> reasonable place to
> store this, and unix has the same problems windows does...if 
> you can read
> it, you can copy it and change the bits in your own copy.

Isn't the UNIX "x" bit already taken?  I thought it was being used to map
one of the other DOS mode bits.

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