[K12OSN] securing wine

Sudev Barar sbarar at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 02:15:08 UTC 2007

On 16/03/07, Rob Owens <rowens at ptd.net> wrote:
> Looks like I may be installing LTSP in an engineering office, but it
> means that using wine is going to be required for some legacy software.
> I'm trying to find a way to restrict what programs wine can run--I only
> want it to run the engineering software, and not any old .exe that
> someone downloads.  Right now, downloading a windows executable gets me
> the option of "save to disk" or "run with wine".  I don't want the "run
> with wine" option, and I don't want users to be able to double-click on
> an exe.
> Any suggestions?

Shooting in the dark - Allowing wine under chroot? Or under sudo with
sudoers file contaning line for some group allowed to run a specific
wine command? Or not telling users that they are going to run wine but
run it through a script that presents them with menu of applications?

Sudev Barar

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