Bug 479057 - /etc/mailcap unsafe xdg-open usage
/etc/mailcap unsafe xdg-open usage
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 479010
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mailcap (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miroslav Lichvar
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-01-06 15:04 EST by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2009-01-06 15:27 EST (History)
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Description Josh Bressers 2009-01-06 15:04:18 EST
The following issue was reported to us from Manuel Reimer:

https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=19377

The basic summary, is that xdg-open detects the file mime type, and Firefox gets its mime type from the server.  That means that a malicious site could trick a user into thinking they are downloading a PDF file, but could be treated differently by xdg-open.
Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2009-01-06 15:27:52 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 479010 ***

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