Security issue with .desktop files revisited

Benedikt Meurer benny at
Tue Apr 11 21:12:19 EEST 2006

Sam Morris wrote:
>> That's really unlikely, as that way thousands of Perl, Python, etc.
>> scripts wouldn't work on RedHat out of the box. According to rpmfind the
>> coreutils package in RedHat9 provides /usr/bin/env.
> It's bizarre that Fedora and Redhat differ on this point, but on a
> machine running Fedora Core 3:
> $ rpm -qf /bin/env
> coreutils-5.2.1-31
> Actually it seems that there is also a symlink in /usr/bin pointing to
> /bin/env so I guess Fedora/Redhat machines are covered after all. But
> what about other Unixes?

/usr/bin/env is pretty much standard, that's why its used for all kinds
of scripts.


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