.desktop files and security
Posted Apr 6, 2006 7:05 UTC (Thu) by kitsilano
In reply to: .desktop files and security
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I think the executable bit is a simple and unixoid way to solve the problem. You can still use all the flexibility build into the .desktop file. You could even run it from the shell. And any hostile .desktop files sent you by email has to be made executable, like any other executable sent to you. And if the Desktop Environment does not interprete a nonexecutable .desktop file and shows a scary icon, the security will be good enough.
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