CygWin Security & Performance Issues

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Aug 12 13:09:00 GMT 2010

Please don't

On Aug 12 14:33, David Law wrote:
> Did anyone have any thoughts about the security side of the question:
> do I have more, less or exactly the same rights?

Yes.  Cygwin is just a user space DLL, not an OS.  If you're an admin
user not running under UAC or in an elevated shell, it *might* appear
that you have more rights than other, native Win32 apps.  However,
that's not the case.  The native apps just don't use their rights


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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