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bug #53079: Bug with dos function called within restricted folder

Submitted by:  David <dee>
Submitted on:  Tue 06 Feb 2018 10:42:27 PM UTC  
Category:  Octave Function Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Unexpected Error
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  dee Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  4.2.1 Operating System:  Microsoft Windows

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Tue 06 Feb 2018 10:42:27 PM UTC, original submission:

I use Octave to analyze data that originates in .xlsx format. To better automate the process, I decided to use xlsxio_xlsx2csv.exe, available from https://sourceforge.net/projects/xlsxio/?source=navbar. Simply placing all files into my usual working directory (which has restricted access) and running:

results in status = -1.0737e+009 (or status = 127 in version 4.0.1), and the executable file being deleted. Running from apparently any folder that does not have restricted access results in successful execution, with the same results as running from the windows cmd line. The program can be run from the windows cmd line in the restricted folder with no issue. Access to the folder is restricted to myself, SYSTEM, and the Administrators group here at my office.

David <dee>


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file #43195:  Test.xlsx added by dee (10KiB - application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet)


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