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Re: Use Cases and Requirements for Saving Files Securely

From: Arve Bersvendsen <arveb@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 11:12:20 +0100
To: "Jonas Sicking" <jonas@sicking.cc>, ifette@google.com
Cc: "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com>, "Eric Uhrhane" <ericu@google.com>, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "Doug Schepers" <schepers@w3.org>, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>, public-device-apis@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.u291aumsbyn2jm@galactica>
On Thu, 12 Nov 2009 10:59:04 +0100, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:

> Like I said, I think this might be possible to work around in the
> implementation by making sure to neuter all executable files before
> they go to disk.

I'm not sure it's possible to make complete workarounds. In the idealized  
case, Linux depends on the execute being set.  Many desktop users will  
have wine installed, though, in which case the wine program loader will  
pick up and execute the file, regardless of any extension.

(It can of course be argued that this is a fundamental problem of how wine  
is set up to integrate with the OS)
-- 
Arve Bersvendsen

Opera Software ASA, http://www.opera.com/
Received on Thursday, 12 November 2009 10:13:11 GMT

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