Fedora 18 security questions.

Sam Varshavchik mrsam at courier-mta.com
Fri Mar 22 02:39:52 UTC 2013

Reindl Harald writes:

> Am 22.03.2013 00:56, schrieb Sam Varshavchik:
> > Even let's hypothetically say there's an exploit in Firefox that can be  
> used to inject executable code, through a
> > malicious web page, once running the code will have no way to overwrite  
> Firefox's binary executable, and implant
> > itself in Firefox, or any other operating system executable. As soon as  
> you log out or reboot, it's gone. The scope
> > of the damage is limited to wiping files in your home directory, and  
> that's about it
> this as a very naive point of view
> you do not need to change system-binaries
> it is enough to place you executeable in the userhome, start
> it with the desktop and let connect it to a remote-server to
> have a shell and break any privacy of the user
> how many users would recognize such intrusion?

How many users will see some mysterious unknown executable on their  
desktop, and automatically execute it?

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