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RE: Executing app with admin privileges
From: "Andrew Aris" <andrew () dev bigfishinternet co uk>
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 13:38:05 +0100

That would certainly work but in the process it opens up a wide range of
security isses - the elevated privilages are available from throughout the
app which means that a file dialog could be used to launch other apps with
those privilages, access restricted files etc.

It's the easy way round it but not really the best.

Regards,

Andrew

-----Original Message-----
From: David Smith [mailto:nich95ds () gmail com] 
Sent: 21 July 2006 19:47
To: 'Dummy cerberus'; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: Executing app with admin privileges

Could the users use the Run As command and run the app as an administrator?
(Right-click the executable and click Run As.)

-----Original Message-----
From: Dummy cerberus [mailto:dummycerberus () gmail com]
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2006 3:56 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Executing app with admin privileges

Hello everyone,

I have come across with the following problem:

I work at the systems department, and we MUST host every stupid application
that is developed all over the organisation... most of the times with no
common criteria at all, neither with common sense.

Now, we have to install a client/server application, and it has been
developed in such a way, that the user who executes the client side, has to
have "local admin/advanced user" privileges on the desktop where he is
executing it...

There's no way to modify that application, so I wonder whether or not there
is a tool that could allow me to configure the system in such a way that all
the users could execute that application, without giving them "local
admin/advanced user" privileges for the whole system (only for that stupid
application).

I wonder if there's a way to acomplish that wether with AD policies or third
party tools (better if free ;-)

Thanks in advance, and best regards

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