[Bug 309214] Re: firefox shouldnt suggest to open .exe files with wine (virus)

Alexander Sack asac at jwsdot.com
Fri Feb 13 17:42:51 UTC 2009

On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 04:59:49PM -0000, Patola wrote:
> Yay, right. I agree that is difficult to blame it on Firefox. But that
> does not mean that there's not a problem. The distribution should take
> steps to protects their users. It just happens that the combination of
> MIME types, browsers and wine can lead an user to compromise his/her
> system. Shouldn't this hole be closed?
> Couldn't the ubufox package include some programming that blocks wine
> programs from being executed? After all, I don't think it's common for
> an user to run windows programs from the web except in the case of
> viruses/worms.

I reopened your upstream bug and confirmed it. I think they didnt
really understand the request you made because you wrote it in a kind
of generic fashion ... lets see.

 affects ubuntu/firefox-3.0
 status triaged

I dont think its really severe, setting to medium

 importance medium

 - Alexander

** Changed in: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
       Status: Invalid => Triaged

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