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Re: web hosting providers' modified .debs

On Thu Jan 24 22:02, John Halton wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 08:26:19AM +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
> > Here's a 2003 debian-legal discussion about the ASP loophole:
> > 
> >     <URL:http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2003/03/msg00755.html>

> (Incidentally, I'm assuming that the earlier suggestion of removing
> the read permissions for users wouldn't work, because they wouldn't be
> able to execute the binaries without read as well as execute
> privileges. Is that correct?)

You can execute things you cannot read:

$ ls -l /bin/ls
---x--x--x 1 root root 77352 2007-01-30 18:51 /bin/ls


Matthew Johnson

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