Opened 11 years ago

#8330 new Bug report

FileZilla run from installer runs under admin privs

Reported by: Martin Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc:
Component version: Operating system type: Windows
Operating system version: Windows 7 Pro x64


After upgrading to FileZilla 3.6.0, I allowed the installer to launch FileZilla.

This is on Win7 Pro x64, where I had right-clicked on the FileZilla installer, and selected "run as administrator".

However, it looks like the instance of FileZilla, as launched by the installer, will then also run with elevated privileges!

I noticed this when I used FileZilla to connect to a previously saved site, and FileZilla couldn't see a mapped drive letter (my logon session can see the shared drive, but anything running under elevated privileges can't see mapped drives).

This is a concern, because it means the instance of FileZilla launched by the installer has admin privs, instead of being reduced to normal user privs, as it would be when I launch it as myself.

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