Cross-platform virus?

Derek Broughton news at
Wed Apr 19 19:15:30 UTC 2006

Daniel Carrera wrote:

> Running under Wine is not the same as a binary that runs on both Linux
> and Windows. It sure is more plausible. But again, you don't know any
> more than I do. This is just a guess. I was hoping that someone here
> might know something.

And Eric told you that no such thing _exists_, so _nobody_ knows any more
than you do.
>> But it still needs to actually have the necessary privilege
>> to modify an executable
> Knee-jerk.

Don't be insulting - it's not knee-jerk, it's a simple fact.  That was in
regard to something running under Wine, where it would require the user to
have access to modify something in the file system.  otoh, if as I posited,
it needed to take advantage of a buffer exploit, then it could very well
run with elevated privilege - but it _still_ needs to have that privilege.

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