CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q671

During an anonymous penetration test, Jane, a system administrator, was able to identify a shared print spool directory, and was able to download a document from the spool. Which statement BEST describes her privileges?

A. All users have write access to the directory.
B. Jane has read access to the file.
C. All users have read access to the file.
D. Jane has read access to the directory.


Correct Answer: C
Section: Threats and Vulnerabilities

Explanation:
The question states that Jane was able to download a document from the spool directory. To view and download the document, Jane must have at least Read access to the file. The
fact that the document belonged to someone else suggests that all users have read access to the file.

Incorrect Answers:
A: You need Read access to read and download a document from a spool directory. Write access would enable you to create documents in the spool directory but doesn’t mean you
can download documents from the directory.
B: Jane was able to view and download the document so she does have Read access to it. However, the fact that the document belonged to someone else suggests that other users
have read access to the file rather than only Jane having read access to the file.
D: Read access to the directory would allow Jane to view the directory and view the contents of the directory. However, to view and download a file from the directory, Jane would need
read access to the file itself, not just the directory.