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From: pauls at (Paul Schmehl)
Subject: Frontpage Extensions Remote Command Execution

--On Wednesday, November 12, 2003 02:53:02 PM -0500 Damian Gerow 
<> wrote:

> Thus spake ( [12/11/03 14:41]:
>> bulletin.  A decent admin would configure FPSE such that this flaw is a
>> non-issue.  This is because no ordinary user has a reason to be accessing
>> FPSE's files.  If FPSE is secured, this means that an attacker is getting
>> their own privileges back.
> A decent OS shouldn't need the admin to go in and modify permissions on
> specific files in order to give a ensure a basic security requirement.
> While an ordinary user may have no reason to access those files, an
> ordinary admin should similarily have no reason for modifying the
> permissions on those files.
You're serious?   I mean *really* serious?  Or is this a test?

How do you explain this, for example?

Paul Schmehl (
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member

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