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Old 16th November 2004, 12:47   #1
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security aspects: WA 5.05 and Restricted User in Win XP Pro

Hi Developer Team

I've just installed Winamp 5.05 as Admin on my Win XP Pro SP2 "box".

Then I've looged off and logged on as user.

While starting Winamp it wants to write data to
C:\program files\winamp
but this is prohibited since windows 2000 and NTFS.
(as result the media library does not work)

Please see the
"Designed for Microsoft Windows XP" Application Specification 2.3" on http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=9775 for details.

user specific data should be placed in
C:\documents and settings\%username%\application data\appname


C:\documents and settings\All Users\application data\appname

if a user needs write access to a file.

anything in c:\program files is read only.

the second aspect of a possible security hole concerns the proxy settings dialog. it would be much better if you redesign the GUI in order to hide the password from the user's eyes

thank you very much

Source of
"Designed for Microsoft Windows XP" Application Specification 2.3" Guide: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=9775
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Old 16th November 2004, 16:07   #2
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This is nothing new.
Winamp 5.x is the continuation of Winamp 2.x which was designed for Win9x seven years ago.

Adding multi-user support is a feature request, not a bug.

Tech Support forum > Sticky: Troubleshooters...

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