Bug 1051538 - View command will launch a file (vs. just safely view) from archive
Summary: View command will launch a file (vs. just safely view) from archive
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xarchiver
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christoph Wickert
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-01-10 14:40 UTC by Alois Mahdal
Modified: 2015-06-29 14:20 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-06-29 14:20:00 UTC
Type: Bug

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Nasty context menu item (40.13 KB, image/png)
2014-01-10 14:40 UTC, Alois Mahdal
no flags Details

Description Alois Mahdal 2014-01-10 14:40:36 UTC
Created attachment 848212 [details]
Nasty context menu item

Description of problem:

"View" item from item context menu inside an archive does not View the file but actually opens it as if double-clicked.  This can be dangerous for scripts or forged .desktop files.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

1. $ tar -czf arch.tar.gz /usr/share/applications/galculator.desktop
2. $ xdg-open arch.tar.gz
   (xarchiver starts with the above tarball  
3. Right-click the .desktop file and select "View"

Actual results:

Galculator is launched

Expected results:

The file should be open in a safe (simplistic?, built-in?, plain-text?) viewer.  But *never* just blindly executed or xdg-opened.

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