Security issue with .desktop files revisited

Lennon Cook maguswizardo at
Sat Mar 25 00:13:44 EET 2006

Mike Hearn wrote:
> Only for .desktop files without the +x bit, and that would be set whenever
> a desktop shortcut is created or the user says to continue (ie that it's
> safe).
If a potentially dangerous .desktop file gets through the QA process,
and is installed on an end-user system, it isn't a leap of faith to
think that it could have +x by default.

Lennon Victor Cook
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