.desktop file security

Michael Pyne mpyne at purinchu.net
Tue Feb 24 17:13:09 PST 2009

On Tuesday 24 February 2009, Patryk Zawadzki wrote:
> Also using extended filesystem attributes (or some other metadata
> storage) gives you the additional protection from "downloaded a
> tarball / uncompressed to desktop / the file was compressed as
> executable / now I have two computer icons" kind of scenarios.

So what happens when the archive extractor actually supports xattr and now 
there is executable-with-fancy bit trojan laying in the directory?

 - Michael Pyne
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