[CentOS] OT: Possible for Malware against Windows boxes to attack Firefox on Linux?

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Sun Apr 19 15:21:47 UTC 2009


At Sun, 19 Apr 2009 15:07:05 +0200 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> 
> Robert Heller a écrit :
> > [snip]
> > 
> > Linux does not care about file *names*. 
> 
> indeed Linux does not. but desktop managers do. That said, *.exe attacks

Are you sure?  I would think that *Linux*-based desktop managers would
do something 'smart' like use the results of file (specificly 'file -i
..') rather than depend on the file name itself.  I know that since
MS-Windows lacks anything like the file command (as part of the native
O/S install), it uses the file extension as a 'type'.

> should only affect systems running Wine.
> 
> 
> > [snip]
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