DATE: COMMAND SOURCE: AUTHOR: FileManager SYSTEMS AFFECTED Win NT 3.51 PROBLEM This text is taken from Bill Stout's pages. When an administrative user starts File Manager in Windows NT 3.51 from MS Office 7.0 Shortcut Bar, he will able to see files in a folder (directory) for which he has no access permissions. This is due to File Manager inheriting 'backup and restore permissions' from the Office Shortcut bar, which was used by MS Office Shortcut bar to write user entries in the registry. This will be common on shared directories (such as \users) where the administrator creates the share, and gives users full control over subdirectories which the users later restrict access on. For verification check: http://www.microsoft.com/kb/articles/q146/6/04.htm EXPLOIT SOLUTION Apply MS proposed fix or upgrade your software.